University of Otago





University of Otago and Dunedin

2000 School

1999 School


36th Otago Foreign Policy School

New Zealand - Australia Relations:

Moving Together or Drifting Apart?

Friday 29 June - Monday 2 July 2001

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Since its inception in 1966 the University of Otago Foreign Policy School has developed an international reputation, drawing top speakers from around the world.

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The director and an organising academic committee are responsible for selecting the speakers and themes for each school which have included "Arms Disarmament and New Zealand", "Security in a Post-Cold War World", and in 1999, "The Global Economy: Continuity and Change".

Having high quality input means high quality output as well. The panel discussions and other informal discussions flowing from speaker presentations provide the basis for important ongoing dialogue. Papers from the schools are published and now form an important body of information.

Originally started as a workshop on foreign affairs issues, the school soon attracted the attention of New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs which recognised its value as a weekend retreat for officials. Other Government officials from the Prime Minister's office and the Ministry of Defence, as well as academics, journalists, diplomats, members of the private sector and interested public also participate regularly.

As a result the Foreign Policy School is now regarded as the premiere event on New Zealand's international calendar. One of the strengths of the school is that it is a weekend residential event - limited to 150 people - rather than simply a conference. It works particularly well because it happens away from the pressure of Wellington, New Zealand's capital, and takes place in the intimate atmosphere of Salmond Hall, one of the University's halls of residence.

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Themes and topics

Strategic Relations since ANZUS

Economic integration: How far with CER?

National identities: liberalism or Social Democracy?

The status of indigenous peoples

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Participants include...

Hon Phil Goff (Minister for Foreign Affairs)

Tom Brooking (Otago)

David Dickens (Strategic Studies, Wellington)

Nevil Gibson (Editor, National Business Review)

Tim Hazledine (Auckland)

Stephen Hoadley (Auckland)

Roger Kerr (Business Round Table)

Wayne Napp (National's Justice Spokesman)

Speakers from Australia and the US will also be delivering papers


Opening Address

Hon Phil Goff, Minister for Foreign Affairs

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Before 31 May 2001 $240 Proceedings not included
After 31 May 2000 $280 Proceedings not included
Students $80 Proceedings not included

Accommodation and meals
(Salmond Hall)


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Dr. Bob Catley, Political Studies


Salmond Hall, 19 Knox Street, Dunedin

c/- Pam Quin
University of Otago
PO Box 56
New Zealand
Telephone (03) 479 8458
Facsimile (03) 479 9045


Salmond Hall, 19 Knox Street, Dunedin



(Provisional as at 7 May)

Friday night.

6.30 - 7.00 pm
Opening and registration.

7.30 pm
The Hon Phil Goff, New Zealand Foreign Minister

Saturday morning

'The Historical Background' Tom Brooking, University of Otago

11.00 – 12.30
'A National Party Viewpoint' Wayne Mapp, Nationals Justice spokesman

Saturday afternoon

2.00 – 3.30 pm
‘The ANZAC Connection: Does the Australian-New Zealand Strategic
Relationship have a future?’ David Dickens, Strategic Studies, Wellington
'An Australian viewpoint on .....,’ Speaker to be provided by Australian High Commission under the Centenary Celebrations Programne

4.00 pm – 5.30
'The Business Relationship', Roger Kerr, Business Roundtable
'General Relations and the Role of the Media', Nevil Gibson, Editor, National Business Review

Sunday morning

10.00 am – 11.00 am
'Another Australian viewpoint this time on ... ' Speaker to be provided by the Australian High Commission under the Commonwealth Centenary Celebrations Programme

11.30 – 12.30
'The economic relationship' Prof Tim Hazledine, Auckland University

Sunday afternoon

2.00 – 3.30
‘The technological relationship between Australia and New Zealand: Policy, Development and Transfer’, Speaker provided by Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
Tricia Berman, General Manager, Innovation Policy Branch, Innovation and Science Division, Canberra
And Rick Petersen, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Research, Science and Technology, Wellington

4.00pm – 5.30 pm
‘50th Anniversary of ANZUS’ Ambassador Richard Teare, The Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, Georgetown University, Washington D.C

Monday morning

9.00 am – 10.30 am
‘Immigration Issues in Trans Tasman Relations’, Steve Hoadley, University of Auckland'

11 am – 12 noon
Summation. Robert Patman, University of Otago

University of Otago

The University of Otago has an international reputation for the excellence of its teaching and research and for its leadership in many areas of pure and applied research.
University of Otago

Established in 1869, it is New Zealand's oldest university and has almost 17,000 students enrolled. Its courses and graduates are recognised by employersand the wider community as being of the highest quality. Otago's main campus is located in Dunedin, a true university city where learning is a way of life. The campus is an attractive mix of classical and modern buildings only a few minutes' walk from the heart of the city.

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This page was updated by Paul Le Comte. Last modified April 20, 2001