Soundings Papers: ANZAM and Australia’s Increasing Defence Responsibilities in the Post-war Asia-Pacific

Soundings No. 26
Soundings No. 26

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Dr Honae Cuffe

In a series of meetings convened over 1949-50, the governments of Australia, Britain and New Zealand negotiated the Australia-New Zealand-Malaya arrangement (ANZAM). The purpose of those meetings was to agree on a new area of strategic responsibility for the governments involved and establish service-level machinery for trilateral strategic planning in that area.