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Future Directions International (FDI) is an independent, not-for-profit Research Institute. It was established in 2000, by Major General (Retd) the Honourable Michael Jeffery (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians, to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia.

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09 November 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and its deep and ongoing negative financial effects, FDI must close its doors for the final time. As CEO and Institute Director, I wish to thank all our readers over many years, our range of benefactors who have contributed and all those who have written for us, provided advice and encouraged us to continue for as long as possible.

News from the CEO

  • 28 October 2021
    What’s Next?

    South Africa will hold local government elections on 1 November. On 12 November, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will convene her fellow APEC Leaders for the annual (virtual) APEC Economic Leaders’ Retreat.

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  • 21 October 2021
    What’s Next?

    Uzbekistan will hold a presidential election on 24 October, while South Africa will hold local government elections on 1 November; in most areas, the vote is likely to be a referendum on the performance of the African National Congress.

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  • 8 September 2021
    What’s Next?

    On 9 September, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton begin a four-country Indo-Pacific tour for 2+2 ministerial meetings with their counterparts from Indonesia, India, South Korea and the United States.

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  • 11 August 2021
    What’s Next?

    The inaugural South Africa-Kenya Joint Commission of Co-operation, led by the Foreign Ministers of both countries, wraps up in Nairobi on 11 August. Indonesia will mark its seventy-sixth Independence Day on 17 August.

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