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Greater Australian engagement in the Pacific Islands region is needed if Canberra wants to ensure regional stability and underpin Australia’s national security.
Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States each have some combination of parliamentary/congressional, independent and judicial oversight of their intelligence agencies, in addition to accountability through the executive branch. However, there are differences in the nature and scope of each of...
This paper examines some of the key trends in Papua New Guinea's security environment with a view to considering how they are likely to affect the country's political and economic stability.
Reviews the activities of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, tasked with assessing the appropriateness or effectiveness of Australia's national security laws, for the reporting period between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.
The acquisition of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to replace the Australian Navy's Armidale-class patrol boats under Project SEA 1180 has attracted little scrutiny or comment. It deserves more.
This audit examined the effectiveness of measures taken to strengthen the protection of Australia’s missions and staff overseas.
This quick guide outlines what the Government has said about the creation of the new portfolio and some of the changes that might be involved in establishing the Home Affairs portfolio, and provides links to some responses and reactions to the announcement.
Dennis Richardson AO has served as the Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as Australian Ambassador to the United States and as Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
This paper argues that the benefits of bipartisanship in the management of defence and security policy are overstated, and that the effects of the norm are often counter-productive and even harmful to the conduct and management of Australian policy.