National Security and the Failed State in Remote Australia

National security Australia

The implications for national security which flow from policy outcomes in the Indigenous domain in Australia, particularly in remote Australia, are more significant than generally recognised. Negative impacts for Australian national security derive from the longstanding economic and social disadvantage faced by Indigenous citizens and the apparent incapacity of governments to both address the disadvantage and effectively ensure order and good governance. The failed-state framework that Australian governments have applied to the Pacific is also relevant to the Indigenous domain.

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