04 March 2014 | As the Indian Ocean Region continues to grow in strategic significance, the need for a region-wide multilateral organisation capable of contributing effectively to regional issues will only become more pressing.
04 March 2014 | Examining the current extent of trade between South Korea and Australia (specifically New South Wales), this paper argues that there is likely to be significant value from the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA), particularly for agricultural exporters.
28 February 2014 | Four decades since the first boats carrying Indochinese asylum seekers arrived on Australia’s shores, this paper provides a comparison of key Labor and Coalition asylum policies since 2001 when the Howard (Coalition) Government first introduced the practice of offshore processing.
27 February 2014 | This discussion paper documents the socio-economic status of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and the extent of rebound in investment and access to services since the cessation of conflict there in 1997.
24 February 2014 | This report explores the details of the Obama Administration's executive order on cybersecurity, breaking down the challenges, criticisms, and successes of the effort to date, before offering clear lessons from the US experience that can be applied to the Australian context.
20 February 2014 | Using data from the International Organization for Migration’s Counter Trafficking Module, this paper examines the experiences of a sample of Indonesian victims of human trafficking who were exploited as domestic workers in Malaysia.
18 February 2014 | By examining the dismissal of disciplinary charges against two Australian commandos accused of causing the deaths of five civilians during a night-time raid in Afghanistan, this article discusses the issues raised by the prosecution of breaches of international humanitarian law using the Australian military justice system, and asks whether disciplinary charges based on ordinary crimes, or war crimes, should be preferred when prosecuting such breaches.
17 February 2014 | The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement has the potential to negatively impact the health of Australians by raising the cost of medicine and limiting the government's ability to regulate tobacco and alcohol, argues this policy brief based on publicly available and recently leaked negotiating documents.
22 August 2011 | Aiming to assist women who have experienced human rights violations, and been failed by processes in Australia, this guide can be used to seek redress from international complaint mechanisms.
15 November 2010 | This guide was compiled by Australia's Commonwealth Parliamentary Library to assist Members and Senators as they prepared for the 20 October 2010 debate on Australia's involvement in Afghanistan. It provides indisensable background information and statistics on the Aghanistan conflict and Australia's role in it.
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05 January 2014 | In 1965/66, Australian troops fought a covert war inside Indonesian territory in Borneo. The Australian public was not told about these cross-border operations. They kept the secret for 30 years, and in this program, for the first time, they tell their stories.