National security

Report

20 Jun 2018

This report examines the manner in which Duterte has gone about securing his internal objectives and assesses the effectiveness of those various approaches. It also looks at how he has sought to promote the Philippines as a ‘strategic partner nation of the international community’ to...

Discussion paper

15 Jun 2018

The government is consulting on a proposal to introduce an Electronic Travel Authority facility for some groups of travellers. It is a new security and facilitation measure that, if it is introduced, will help to speed things up at the border.

Report

13 Jun 2018

The first of July 2018 marks an important day for Australia’s quest to become a more important actor in space, with the creation of an Australian Space Agency. For the first time, Australia looks to have direction, coordination and focus in its endeavours beyond Earth....

Briefing paper

11 Jun 2018

This paper outlines some of the critical issues to consider when enhancing violence prevention through WPS in the form of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE).

Report

7 Jun 2018

During its inquiry, the committee received compelling evidence that Australia is facing an unprecedented threat from espionage and foreign interference. The committee also received evidence that current laws are not adequate to deal with this threat.

Report

6 Jun 2018

Effective immigration and border control are essential to Australia’s national security. The possibility of combining both functions within one entity have been considered on a number of occasions historically.

Report

29 May 2018

The objective of this audit was to examine the extent to which the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, now the Department of Home Affairs (the Department), has implemented the recommendations made by the ANAO in a previous audit.

Briefing paper

24 May 2018

The 2018–19 defence budget continues to deliver the vision set out in the 2016 Defence White Paper. In 2018–19, the government is increasing the defence budget towards its commitment of 2% of GDP by 2020–21.

Discussion paper

21 May 2018

China may already be building a ‘post-American navy’, one designed not to confront US naval predominance in the Pacific, but to inherit it as the US baulks at the increasing cost of continued regional leadership.

Report

17 May 2018

This report makes numerous recommendations on how the Australian government should respond to climate change risks, including the development of a climate security white paper, to guide a coordinated, whole-of-government response.

Report

11 May 2018

The ANAO chose to undertake this audit because effective personnel security arrangements underpin the protection of the Australian government’s people, information and assets, and the previous audit had identified deficiencies in the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency's performance.

Report

Review of the operation, effectiveness and implications of Division 3 of Part III of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979
10 May 2018

This review focused upon whether there is a need for an ASIO questioning power in the current security context, and the interaction of ASIO’s questioning and detention powers with other counter-terrorism powers that have more recently been introduced.

Strategy

1 May 2018

The aim of this document is to outline Australia’s current national security science and technology priorities and coordination of efforts, to best take advantage of investment in science and technology and address gaps in immediate and future national security capability.

Report

11 Apr 2018

How the EU responds to the Trump administration will be the hallmark of how it sees its role in the world, and how successful it will be in promoting its worldview.

Briefing paper

10 Apr 2018

For Australia, both defensive and offensive cyber capabilities are now an essential component of our nation’s military arsenal, and a necessary step to ensure that we keep up with global players.

Report

4 Apr 2018

This Strategic Insight traces the origins of the ANZUS Treaty, examines its substantive content, and considers whether and how it might apply in the event of a conflict between the United States and North Korea.

Report

4 Apr 2018

Greater Australian engagement in the Pacific Islands region is needed if Canberra wants to ensure regional stability and underpin Australia’s national security.

Article

26 Mar 2018

Australia’s unique military and intelligence relationship with the United States, combined with the country being geographically a part of Asia but historically, culturally and intellectually identified with the Anglo-Saxon world, have significant implications for Canberra’s current military modernization.

Report

13 Mar 2018

On Indo-Pacific matters, the Labour Party-led government, headed by Jacinda Ardern, will no doubt take a lead from Australia’s maritime strategic vision. Its primary focus however, will continue to be on the Asia-Pacific component of the region, particularly the South Pacific.

Report

27 Feb 2018

There is an increasing recognition that realistic climate change scenarios predict events that have the potential to significantly impact on all aspects of society. Some developed nations are taking steps to prepare for climate driven, crisis events such as extreme weather disasters and large-scale population...

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