Australian Prime Minister’s G7 Pitch for World Order Favouring Freedom

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Commentary Before jetting off to the G7, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed the USAsia Centre in Perth on June 9. His address entitled “A world order that favours freedom” is an ambitious attempt at demonstrating that “liberal democracies work” considering that, in many countries, freedom is an elusive or vanishing goal. Nevertheless, the prime minister confirmed that, “Our challenge is nothing less than to reinforce, renovate, and buttress a world order that favours freedom.” This is the message that Morrison will bring to the Cornwall G7 (Group of Seven) meeting of advanced liberal democracies, which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and United States. Australia, for the third year in a row, has been invited to participate, along with South Korea, South Africa, and India. Morrison repeatedly referred to Australia as a “liberal democracy.” This is somewhat surprising, considering Australia is inexorably entering a dangerous illiberal …

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