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'Dancing with Warriors is Philip Flood's memoir of his fifty years working in Australian foreign and trade policy. He is the only person to have headed the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Office of National Assessments and the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau. He has served in Asia, Europe and the US and has worked closely with several Australian prime ministers, from Gough Whitlam to John Howard. Philip Flood has also headed recent public inquiries into Australia's intelligence agencies and immigration detention centres.

'Over the period covered by this book, Australian foreign and trade policy has seen significant change. Australia has moved closer to Asia, abolished the White Australia policy, strengthened ties with the US and made a dramatic shift from high dependence on the United Kingdom to a broader relationship with Europe. Australia has played an effective role as a middle power - brokering a peace settlement in Cambodia, initiating APEC, ensuring independence for Timor-Leste and contributing to arms control and disarmament; Australia has been welcomed into the OECD and, more recently, the Group of Twenty leading world nations.

'Philip Flood argues that successive Australian prime ministers and ministers - the warriors of government as he terms them - have done well in advancing Australia's security and in building, in particular, wide-ranging official and commercial relations with China, Japan and Indonesia, and to a lesser extent India. Successive governments, however, have not done enough, he argues, to prepare the Australian people for the rise of Asia, failing to develop within Australia a deep understanding of the cultures and languages of those countries that are our nearest neighbours.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Book launched in Canberra by the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dennis Richardson, and former Governor-General Sir William Deane at the National Library of Australia, 27 September 2011.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2011 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 27 September 2011.
      ISBN: 9781921875205 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Grey Nurse Drove An Asian Focus Francesca Beddie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 March-1 April 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Dancing with Warriors : A Diplomatic Memoir Philip Flood , 2011 single work autobiography
Memoir Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 December 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Dancing with Warriors : A Diplomatic Memoir Philip Flood , 2011 single work autobiography
Looking Back Richard Broinowski , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2011-January 2012 no. 337 2011; (p. 65)

— Review of Dancing with Warriors : A Diplomatic Memoir Philip Flood , 2011 single work autobiography
Formidable Practitioner of the Art of Diplomacy Sam Roggeveen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 November 2011; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Dancing with Warriors : A Diplomatic Memoir Philip Flood , 2011 single work autobiography
Surveying Half a Century of Service to Australia Sally Pryor , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 September 2011; (p. 3)
Formidable Practitioner of the Art of Diplomacy Sam Roggeveen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 November 2011; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Dancing with Warriors : A Diplomatic Memoir Philip Flood , 2011 single work autobiography
Looking Back Richard Broinowski , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2011-January 2012 no. 337 2011; (p. 65)

— Review of Dancing with Warriors : A Diplomatic Memoir Philip Flood , 2011 single work autobiography
Memoir Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 December 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Dancing with Warriors : A Diplomatic Memoir Philip Flood , 2011 single work autobiography
Grey Nurse Drove An Asian Focus Francesca Beddie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 March-1 April 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Dancing with Warriors : A Diplomatic Memoir Philip Flood , 2011 single work autobiography
Surveying Half a Century of Service to Australia Sally Pryor , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 September 2011; (p. 3)
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