Introduction: Australia-Singapore Relations - Diplomatic, Strategic, Commercial and Cultural
Ian Patrick Austin
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Management
Australia-Singapore relations throughout the 1990s and 2000s have matured - be it politically, strategically, commercially, educationally, culturally, or socially. Security, diplomatic and commercial exchanges have both broadened and deepened. Equally important, the social, cultural and educational exchanges - from Australian theatre groups touring Singapore to extensive school exchange programs - continue to gain even greater strength. This book examines key aspects of the relationship. To the knowledge of the editor and authors, no equivalent study of the relationship exists. Equally, one of the key objectives of this project is to encourage others to look at the two nations' shared experiences, and to take on further endeavours that add to the collective knowledge of the relations.relations that continue to expand with new benefits and challenges with each passing year.