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Australian Army


Taking the cultural temperature in combat brigades: thematic findings from the Australian Human Rights Commission Collaboration for Cultural Reform

This article describes how the unique partnership between the Army and the Australian Human Rights Commission was forged, and outlines the emerging themes across the combat brigades.

Teaming - an introduction to gender studies, unshackling human talent and optimising military capability for the coming Era of Equality: 2020 to 2050

This report argues that there is now a chance for Army to catch its breath and reflect more deeply and strategically about how it approaches gender issues in the longer term.

An Australian doctrinal concept for Special Warfare: lessons and considerations

Executive summary Recent operational experience, operating ‘through, by and with’ security partners in Afghanistan and Iraq, has yet to be codified into Australian doctrine. To develop such doctrine, the Australian Army requires a conversation, drawing on analysis of best practice, personal observation and lessons captured...

Coming to terms with the modern way of war: precision missiles and the land component of Australia's joint force

Introduction The Australian Government intends to acquire land-based strike capabilities in the 2020s. While these sorts of capabilities are not new to many of the armies of the world, they signify a distinct shift in the character of the Australian Army, which has lacked a...

Short war in a perpetual conflict: implications of Israel’s 2014 Operation Protective Edge for the Australian Army

Uses Israel's recent wars to identify issues relevant to the Australian Army’s preparation for future conflict. Overview Israel is in a state of continuous conflict, frequently of the armed variety, and not uncommonly achieving levels of violence that qualify as war. Significant spikes in that...