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              Future Directions International (FDI) is an independent, not-for-profit Research Institute. It was established in 2000, by Major General (Retd) the Honourable Michael Jeffery (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians, to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia.

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              06 June 2019

              The future of our agricultural soils in view of their declining health from salinity and other factors, and more specifically, the ability of our farmers to produce food to feed our future population, continues to have prominence within the West Australian agricultural sector at the highest levels.

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              • 31 May 2019
                What’s Next?

                Chinese President?Xi Jinping will visit Russia 5-8 June?to attend the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation will meet in Kyrgyzstan, 13-14 June.

              • 14 May 2019
                What’s Next?

                Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena travels to China, 14-15 May. He will meet with President?Xi Jinping. In India, the seventh and final phase of voting in the general election will take place on 19 May, with results announced on 23 May.

              • 8 May 2019
                What’s Next?

                General elections will be held in South Africa on 8 May. The President-Elect will be inaugurated on Africa Day, 25 May, at a public ceremony in Pretoria. In India, the sixth phase of the general election takes place on 12 May.

              • 30 April 2019
                What’s Next?

                Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa travels to Paris to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on 30 April. In India, the fifth phase of the general election takes place on 6 May. General elections will be held in South Africa on 8 May.


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