Australia is spending less on diplomacy than ever before - and its influence is suffering as a result

By Melissa Conley Tyler
Updated November 10 2019 - 5:08pm, first published November 8 2019 - 8:08am

Ten years ago, the Lowy Institute published a report on the state of Australia's diplomatic capacity that painted a "sobering picture" of overstretched foreign missions and declining resources.

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