Sam Bateman

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2 Jun 2011

This report argues Australia should develop a comprehensive approach to replace the Pacific Patrol Boat Program.

Australia has supplied twenty-two boats to twelve island countries for maritime security. The vessels will start reaching the end of their service lives from 2018. But Australia’s future...


30 Dec 2010

This report examines rising tensions in the South China Sea, which are creating a difficult set of questions for Australian strategic policy.

In order to examine the origins and implications of this conflict, the paper provides an analysis of the complex political/military and international...


9 Apr 2010

This report argues that Australia should develop a comprehensive policy approach to our Indian Ocean neighbourhood.

Australia is a three ocean country with the largest area of marine jurisdiction in the Indian Ocean, yet we have neglected the Indian Ocean, compared to the Pacific...


18 Mar 2009

Australia claims jurisdiction over more of the earth than any other country—around 27.2 million square kilometres or 5% of the planet, ahead of Russia and the US. Of this, our maritime domain is around 4% of the planet’s oceans.

This Strategy Report, authored by...


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