This paper tracks the processes through which Australia is constituted as an authoritative regional power within the Asia-Pacific, and in concurrence, how Australian peoples are cited as benevolent neighbours in relation to the Philippines and Filipinos. I focus on two bilateral projects: the General Agreement on Development Cooperation (GADC) and The Philippines: Beyond the Crisis study. Through this focus, I investigate the triumphalist narrativising of the Australian nation/self that shifts the focus from neo-colonising initiatives to a celebration of Australianness. This paper thus seeks to expose the underbelly of conspicuous compassion that governmental tracts deploy.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||The Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Philippines-Australia bilateral relationships