Australia and India are at a key moment in their relationship. Both countries will have elections this year. India is poised to become the third largest economy in the world, and there are opportunities for both countries in broader co-operation in areas such as security and research.
A report released by Australia’s Ministry for Trade, Tourism and Investment judged that no single market over the next 20 years will offer more growth opportunities for Australia than India. Despite much in common there are still cool reactions in some quarters. Resistance to investment from the Indian conglomerate, Adani Group, for the proposed Carmichael coal mine, in Queensland, is the latest episode in a history of faltering engagement. How can Australia and India develop closer ties to their mutual benefit?
Professor Ian Hall (International Relations, Griffith University)
Dr Ruth Gamble (David Myers Research Fellow, La Trobe University)
Mr Shabbir Wahid (Director at VFS Global Services)
Ms Ali Moore (Journalist and Vice-Chancellor's Fellow, The University of Melbourne)
A La Trobe Asia event in partnership with Asialink.
This event was held on the 19th March 2019 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne.