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This speech argues that inclusiveness is the essential quality of a new Australian security.
The Australian National University was established with an unashamed nation-building ethos. The goal was a world-class research university in the Australian national interest with, in the wake...
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.
I would like to take the opportunity...
Australia does need new anti-terror laws, but many of the measures being proposed by the Abbott government go far beyond what is required, according to this speech presented at the Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture 2014.
My topic today is one of...
Rare earths are a group of 17 elements with unique chemical, magnetic and luminescent properties crucial for the functioning of much of today’s high technology equipment, including MRIs, lap-top computers, hybrid vehicles and LEDs. They also have important applications in the defence industry. China is...
Overview: This inaugural suite of papers for the National Security College Issue Brief Series is also a component of an NSC research grant investigating the prospects, challenges and opportunities associated with Indonesia’s ascent in the political-security, economic, and socio-cultural spheres. The chief investigators for...
Sectarian-related security concerns in Australia are not entirely new, but the current issues surrounding Australians fighting in Syria and Iraq are qualitatively different, argues this paper.
Neither the presence of Australian foreign fighters overseas nor sectarian-related security concerns in Australia are...
The Abbott government should abandon its pledge to spend 2 percent of Australia’s GDP on Defence, argues this report.
• In 2012-13 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was used to measure and define the debate over Australia’s Defence spending.
What are the ideational, strategic, and political foundations of current Australian policy towards China? Although the strategic and security implication of a rising China in the region is frequently seen as a modern issue, the challenge of how to deal with a ‘China growing strong’...
The importance of collaborative leadership is widely acknowledged in Australia's national security community.
But what is collaborative leadership? How do national security professionals learn about it? This National Security College Occasional Paper addresses both these questions and explores the extent to which a shared...
This literature review accompanies Occasional Paper 1. It examines the meaning of collaborative leadership from a number of different perspectives, and includes short cases to illustrate this concept from the viewpoint of national security organisations.