Layers upon layers of institutional ties that have been forged and strengthened since we sealed our alliance with the ANZUS treaty
The point was reached when an occasional voice in Washington began to wonder whether the ANZUS treaty
was worth retaining --the traditional nightmare of Australian foreign policy.
He explained that the Anzus treaty
or the security pact between Australia, New Zealand and the U.
In 1951, the United States, Australia and New Zealand signed a mutual defense pact, the ANZUS treaty
According to the report, while the US and New Zealand remain Australia's formal allies in the ANZUS treaty
, this deal elevates Australia's relationship with China to the status of "strategic partnership" and puts it alongside Indonesia and India.
But some might still note a similarity between one part of this clause and the operative clause of the ANZUS Treaty
(Article IV) signed over sixty years earlier: "Each Party recognizes that an armed attack in the Pacific Area on any of the Parties would be dangerous to its own peace and safety and declares that it would act to meet the common danger in accordance with its constitutional processes.
I would sooner abrogate the ANZUS Treaty
with New Zealand and the U.
The United States, Australia, and New Zealand signed the ANZUS Treaty
in 1951, which remains Australia's pre-eminent formal security treaty alliance.
During the 16 months between December 1949 and April 1951, when Spender was the first Minister for External Affairs in the post-war Coalition government led by Robert Menzies, he was a central figure in negotiating both the ANZUS Treaty
and the Colombo Plan, foundation stones of the alliance and Asian engagement respectively.
As an active member of the Socialist Forum, she lobbied for the scrapping of the ANZUS treaty
, making Leningrad a sister city of Melbourne.
But even as these plans were being implemented, a crisis in the western Pacific precipitated a new wartime alliance with America and, in due course, the ANZUS treaty
And the 50S was to see the ANZUS Treaty
come into force--its signing marked a significant shift in foreign and defence policy for New Zealand, which until then had been inextricably linked with the motherland Great Britain.