Paddy Gourley


Public service, private interests

Cut short by the election, a parliamentary inquiry was beginning to probe the hidden costs of contracting out of government functions.

Time’s up for this failed experiment

The creation of the Department of Home Affairs broke the rules of good government. Labor should commit to dismantling it, suggests Paddy Gourley.

Reviews and contestability: new directions for Defence

Overview: The First Principles Review of Defence is arguably the most significant review of the defence establishment since the 1973 re-organisation led by Sir Arthur Tange. This Strategic Insights brings together a series of contributions to ASPI’s blog The Strategist written by ten experts with...