Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Register Registration Record

Registrant - Organisation
Business name Griffith University
Trading name
ABN 78 106 094 461
Foreign business registration number
Activity type Communications activity
Activity start date 19/06/2019
Activity end date 30/11/2019
Activity description
 Japan, India and Australia, working together and separately, have demonstrated leadership in establishing the narrative of a ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ over recent years. While more can be done to develop and deepen this collective leadership role, the complex web of interwoven bilateral and trilateral security links and partnerships, which have sustained a loose coalition between them over the past decade, provide a useful foundation upon which further practical partnerships within the region might be forged. 
A ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’ requires, however, the inclusion and engagement of others. The nations of Southeast Asia, working through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), are pivotal to any debate about the future of the region. As Australia’s former foreign minister, Julie Bishop (2018) observed, “Geographically, diplomatically and strategically, ASEAN sits at the heart” of the Indo-Pacific. Southeast Asian nations have taken some time to warm to the Indo-Pacific concept, but this is changing. ASEAN’s ‘Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ launched earlier in the year affirms an emerging view that ASEAN is invested in having a say about the region’s future. 
This Dialogue, held in Brisbane on the 6 August 2019, brought together 25 experts across academic, policy and government with the aim to share and interrogate emerging perspectives on the Indo-Pacific order, assess the challenges of and potential for leadership and partnership-building in support of an inclusive Indo-Pacific, and contribute to informed policy debate and research collaborations within and between our respective institutions.
Foreign Principal
Foreign principal type Foreign government
Foreign principal commencement date 01/06/2021
Foreign principal cease date
Name of foreign principal Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan)
Foreign country/jurisdiction* associated to Japan
Description of the arrangement with the foreign principal
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan has awarded the Griffith Asia Institute grants for the following symposiums:
2018 Australia-India-Japan Trilateral Dialogue: “The Evolving Strategic Dynamics of the Indo-Pacific”
12 December 2017 – 31 March 2018
2019 Australia-India-Japan Trilateral Dialogue: “Leadership, Partnership and ASEAN Centrality in the Emerging Indo-Pacific”
19 June 2019—30 November 2019
2020 Australia-India-Japan Trilateral Dialogue: “The Strategic Dynamics of the Indo-Pacific in a Post-Covid World” 
24 November 2020 – 31 January 2021