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Warning over Australia's reputation in Asia

Warning over Australia's reputation in Asia

Updated 6 January 2012, 9:55 AEDT

Australia's former ambassador to India says Australia risks being complacent about its reputation in Asia.

John Mccarthy's comments at an international forum in Melbourne were echoed by the former head of Australia's Foreign Affairs department Michael L'Estrange. However China's Ambassador went one step further, saying Australia should watch very carefully how it handles its cultural diplomacy in the region.

Presenter: Claudette Werden

Siddharth Varadahrahjan The Hindu; John McCarthy, Australia-India Council; Michael L'Estrange National Security College, ANU; Zhang Junsai, China's Ambassador to Australia.

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