Ten years since the ‘Australia in the Asian Century’ Foreign Policy White Paper, we reflect on Australia’s role and national identity in Asia.

What does it mean for Australia to have an Asian Identity? What is Australia’s Asia Identity? What does it mean for Australia to be in Asia? How do we harness multiculturalism in policy making?

Taking a policy and cultural perspective, this event will unpack Australian nationhood and grapple with Australia’s identity in Asia.


• Hon Tim Watts MP, Member for Gellibrand and Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs

• Alice Pung OAM, author

• Dr Sabrina Gupta, Lecturer, School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University.

Chair: Associate Professor Bec Strating, Director – La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University

Date: Fri 14 July 2023

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/australias-asia-identity-tickets-663352895367?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&keep_tld=1

Level 3 Room 3.03, 360 Collins St Melbourne (La Trobe University City Campus) Level 3, Room 3.03 360 Collins St Melbourne, VIC 3000