Policy report

Australia’s South China Sea challenges

Australia’s current South China Sea policies are under strain from two sides. This briefing argues that Australia should advocate for regular Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) Leaders’ Summits and inclusion of China’s unlawful maritime claims and activities in the South China Sea on the agenda.

Between Japan and Southeast Asia: Australia and US–China economic rivalry

The Chinese party-state certainly has a well-earned reputation for coercing states economically when they aren’t aligned with it on issues that it deems at any given time to be of particular importance.

ASEAN - Australia relations: the suitable status quo

Australia’s dialogue partner relationship with ASEAN supports Australian policy autonomy and Australia’s engagement with Southeast Asia. This relationship also has significant room for growth, according to this report.

Turning back? Philippine security policy under Duterte

Overview In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Nonresident Fellow Dr Malcolm Cook argues that the incoming Duterte administration in the Philippines promises to be very different from the Aquino administration. In particular, security policy under Duterte will be more inward-looking and focused on the country’s two...
Journal article

Using BIM capabilities to improve existing building energy modelling practices

Abstract: Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a review of the implications building information modelling (BIM) is having on the building energy modelling (BEM) and design of buildings. It addresses the issues surrounding exchange of information throughout the design process, and where...