Australia and the origins of the Pacific Islands Forum

'Not a matter for negotiation': Australia's commitment to Malaysia 1961–1966

Series: Australia in the world: the Foreign Affairs and Trade files; no.2)

ISBN 1 920959 57 2

Author: Moreen Dee

December 2005

Overview

'Not a matter for negotiation': Australia's commitment to Malaysia 1961–1966 is an absorbing account of Australia's support for the establishment of Malaysia, its efforts to obtain regional backing for the new Federation in 1963, its political and military role in defending it during Indonesia's Confrontation campaign from 1963 to 1965, its policy towards the separation of Singapore from the new state in 1965 and its simultaneous efforts to foster closer relations with all of the countries of region.

The publication is the second in the new series of short historical narratives entitled Australia in the World: the foreign affairs and trade files, which aims to provide readable and well-researched stories from Australia's foreign and trade history.

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