While its economy is tied to China, Australia identifies more with the West in terms of culture, says Simon Cox, MD & Investment Strategist, Asia Pacific at BNY Mellon Investment Management.
Jacob Kirkegaard, Research Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, highlights similarities between Japan and Australia and what that means for their stance on China.
Jun Okumura, Visiting Scholar at Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, says Prime Minister Abe's trip to Australia signifies the latter's position as Japan's second-most important security ally.
Kerry Brown, Director, China Studies Center at University of Sydney, says Australia is in a "difficult position" to remain neutral between Japan and China.
In conjunction with CNBC's 25th anniversary, Matthew Taylor recaps the big events that took place in Australia in 1989 and how the country has changed since then.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia & New Zealand at HSBC, says comments from the central bank governor may continue to weigh on the Australian dollar this week.
Giles Keating, Deputy Global CIO, Private Banking & Wealth Management at Credit Suisse, discusses the central bank's comments and explains his "neutral view" on the currency.
Charles Leyland, Managing Director at Leyland Private Asset Management, says mixed goals in the areas of housing and currency leave the Reserve Bank of Australia "with no choice but to leave rates steady."
Martin Lakos, Division Director at Macquarie Private Wealth, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia is likely to maintain a "prolonged stable period of rates" till the first quarter of 2016.
Choe Peng Sum, CEO at Frasers Hospitality, explains why the firm prefers major cities like Sydney and Melbourne for its businesses in Australia.
Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, describes the factors that are spurring strong inflows into Australia, which will eventually be positive for its currency.
Christian Jantzen, Spokesperson of Sportsbet, explains the betting house's decision to fly a hot air balloon replica of Brazil's iconic Christ statue over Melbourne.
Christine Milne, Senator for Tasmania, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott's stance on climate change indicates that he only wants "dig it up, cut it down, ship it away" businesses for Australia.
Sydney's most iconic landmarks take on a new look during winter as the Vivid Festival takes over the city. CNBC's Matthew Taylor reports.
Catherine Yeung, Investment Director at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, says falling iron ore prices are holding Australia's exports down.
Jonathan Barratt, Chief Investment Officer at Ayers Alliance Securities, says iron ore will likely be going through a "destocking stage" and any rally in prices will be sold.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President, G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, says a stronger domestic economy will support the currency going forward.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, explains why he thinks economic growth will go back below trend in the current quarter.
Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand at HSBC, explains why the Reserve Bank of Australia won't announce any new policy measures at Tuesday's meeting.
Ray Attrill, Co-Head of FX Strategy at NAB, explains what markets will be looking out for in the Reserve Bank of Australia's statement and discusses his bearish call for retail sales.