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INTR12-200: Australian Public and Foreign Policy


This subject introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of Australian public and foreign policy. The subject addresses issues of international and domestic concern and provides students with an understanding of the modern Australian political environment. The subject aims to equip students with the tools necessary to understand and critically evaluate the Australian policy development. Students investigate the actors and institutions that develop and implement Australia public and foreign policy.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $3,890
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950

Learning outcomes

1. Compare and contrast the role of individuals and institutions in formulating both public and foreign policy within Australia and convey an understanding of the contentious debates surrounding the policy process.
2. Demonstrate understanding of an issue of public policy importance, and the arguments surrounding that issue by interpreting relevant sources of information such as academic journals, governments documents, and opinion polls.
3. Compose their own public policy proposal by constructing a clear, convincing, and original argument that is supported by reliable evidence.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start17/05/2021
Cancellation 1?31/05/2021
Cancellation 2?07/06/2021
Last enrolment30/05/2021
Withdraw – Financial?12/06/2021
Withdraw – Academic?03/07/2021
Teaching census?11/06/2021