This report gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence Budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues.
ASPI was registered as a wholly government-owned company on 22 August 2001, but it was several years earlier when Ian McLachlan, the first Defence Minister of the Howard government, saw the need to establish an institute to provide an alternate source of...
The defence of Australia's interests is a core business of federal governments. Regardless of who wins the election on July 2, the incoming government will have to grapple with a wide range of security issues. This report provides a range of perspectives...
This report gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues.
And so it begins. Not with a bang but with a whimper. Despite the fanfare accompanying the release...
The 2016 Defence White Paper (DWP 2016), released in February this year, was the third such document in a little under seven years—a notably shorter interval than has been the case since the release of the first back in 1976.
In this volume, we’ve...
Overview: This paper reviews the past performance of Australian naval shipbuilding, describes the pros and cons of a rolling production model, and unpicks the issues that the government will have to take into account. It concludes that we’re likely to see a bigger surface...
Overview: The First Principles Review of Defence is arguably the most significant review of the defence establishment since the 1973 re-organisation led by Sir Arthur Tange. This Strategic Insights brings together a series of contributions to ASPI’s blog The Strategist written by ten experts...
Overview: The recently released report of the First Principles Review of Defence, Creating One Defence, is set to reshape the Defence enterprise over the next few years.
This ASPI special report explains the review’s recommendations and analyses the consequences for Defence.
Overview: This report is the first publication from a continuing, open-source study of the coalition campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). With Australian blood and treasure committed to the efforts of the coalition, it is important for ASPI to...
This paper describes some of the approaches that could be taken to replace Australia's Collins class submarines and outlines their pros and cons.
The building of a replacement for Australia's Collins class submarines will be the country's most expensive defence...