Defence administration


Report no.2 of 2017-18
11 Jul 2017

The objective of the audit was to assess whether Defence has a fit-for-purpose framework for the management of materiel sustainment.

Briefing paper

25 May 2017

This report gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence Budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues.



26 Aug 2016

There has been much hand-wringing at the thought of Donald Trump becoming US president. If, by some miracle, Trump succeeds in November, he will have his hand on the nuclear trigger.

But this concern, while great political fodder, is dangerously simplistic. It presupposes there...

Research report

20 Jul 2009
In the latest Asialink Essay, Ross Cottrill, currently a Visiting Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU, unpacks, with reference to China, the latest Defence White Paper, Defending Australia in the Asia Pacific Century: Force 2030 . He notes that "In the case of...



25 Feb 2008

Labor has moved to review national defence and security policies, but will it break substantially with the Howard era, asks GEOFFREY BARKER.

THREE fundamental reviews of national defence and security policy have been ordered by the Rudd government as the Australian Defence Force...