Is Australia too reliant on the United States?

By Adam Triggs
Updated July 1 2021 - 3:56pm, first published November 9 2020 - 3:30pm
President-elect Joe Biden visits the grave of his son Beau Biden in Wilmington, Delaware, yesterday, along with his grandson Hunter Biden, left, son of Beau Biden, and his daughter-in-law Hallie Biden, right (wife of Beau Biden). Picture: Getty Images

President Trump was bad for Australia. We rely on trade, foreign capital and immigrants for our economic prosperity. We rely on international institutions for our influence and security. We rely on the World Trade Organisation for trade rules, the Paris Agreement for action on climate change and the World Health Organisation for tackling global health crises, particularly in developing countries. Australia is not a superpower. Strong, predictable international rules and norms are vital to our interests.