Julie Bishop has indicated that her Department of Foreign Affairs is looking at various scenarios for the outcome of the US elections tomorrow. She made it plain that a Donald Trump presidency would have to be persuaded to maintain a US presence in the Asia-Pacific region. “It will be up to our region, including Australia, to persuade a Trump administration to focus on the Asia-Pacific,” she said.
In my view, Australia should be concerned, very concerned, about a Trump victory. And here’s why.