John Blackburn


Australia – a complacent nation

In early 2020, the Institute for Integrated Economic Research - Australia (IIER-A), in partnership with Global Access Partners (GAP), embarked on an 18-month long project to consider Australia’s resilience in the face of a changing world. This politically independent effort involved participants from all sectors...

Australian Defence logistics: the need to enable and equip logistics transformation

Abstract: This report aims to highlight to the wider Defence community the challenges faced by Defence Logisticians and the lack of priority that Defence leaders have placed on Logistics systems in the past. Its fundamental contention is that Defence will need to place greater emphasis...

Optimising Australia's response to the cyber challenge

This report the nature of the cyber challenge confronting Australia. It reviews how government, industry and the public are responding to the threat both individually and collectively from both a domestic and international perspective. Produced by the Kokoda Foundation, this report argues that cyber security...