Michael L'Estrange

Audio interview

'Not privy' to government discussions on new super ministry: L'Estrange

Intelligence review report author, Michael L'Estrange, says there is 'a logic' to new Home Affairs portfolio.

2017 Independent intelligence review

This review examined the environment in which the intelligence community operates, and consider how effectively it serves Australia’s national interests.

Competitive advantage in international policymaking: the value of trend and futures research

Introduction The concept of competitive advantage has always been an indispensable aspect of relations among states in the modern international system. It has provided a frame of reference for the pursuit of national priorities in trade, investment, diplomacy, military capabilities, technology and societal goals generally...

Academia and public policy: the case of the National Security College

This valedictory speech for the ANU's National Security College outlines the interaction between academia and public policy in Australia, which has been an evolving mix of reticence and engagement, shared purposes and distinctive roles. Introduction I would like to take the opportunity this evening to...
Journal article

The Asia White Paper: key priorities and some potential pitfalls

The extent to which the White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century makes a significant contribution to public policy will depend on the breadth and insight of on its analysis and the practicality of the priorities for Australia that it identifies. In the context...