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The Australian media and terrorism

experience for the Australian public. The media will cover what happened and why, who did it, and will analyse whether anything could have been done to prevent the incident. Over time the media might look for someone to be held accountable. Political leaders, government officials...

An all-hazards approach to national security: Preparing for and responding to threats to Australian agriculture

The federal government is adopting an all-hazards approach to national security—acknowledging that the response to both natural and man-made disasters is often similar and that improving community resilience is an important aspect of preparedness for disasters, whatever form they take. The forthcoming national security statement...

Towards a Commonwealth law enforcement innovation framework

This report suggests that a collaboration research hub could provide a starting point for creating and developing new technologies for law enforcement. It also suggests that while some stakeholders may be tempted to adopt a CRC-type structure, a stronger starting point might involve building on...

Strong and free? The future security of Australia's north

This report argues that ‘there is a need to reconceptualize northern Australia, as a single scalable defence and national security ecosystem.’ This ecosystem should be developed to ‘deliver integrated support to current and future ADF and national security operations.’

Defence projects and the economy

This report examines what the national economy stands to gain from nearly $100 billion of planned investment in new defence capital equipment including submarines, frigates and military vehicles.

Projecting national power: reconceiving Australian air power strategy for an age of high contest

This paper contends that an influence operations model will enable the Australian Air Force to focus on how to give priority to the strategic effects that it can deliver for government and to creatively reframe its thinking about how best to use the tools available...

Indo-Pacific election pulse 2019: Thailand, Indonesia, India and Australia

In the context of growing concerns over the strength of democracy, the influence of authoritarianism and ideological competition, this publication delves into the complexities and implications of elections in India, Indonesia, Australia and Thailand.

The Australian Defence Force and contested space

This paper explores the evolving threat posed by counterspace capabilities that are now appearing in the armed forces of major powers, notably China and Russia. Those capabilities are designed to deny access to vital space support that’s essential for Australia and its allies in information-led...

National security note: The politics of US foreign policy

This report details the foreign policy views of Republican Presidential candidates. As Washington focuses on the Republican race for persidential election in 2012, carl Ungerer looks at two themes surrounding the foreign and defence policy stances of the Republican candidates. The first theme is a...

Australia's next Defence White Paper

In an address to the Global Forces 2011 Conference, Major General (Retd) Peter Abigail discusses questions to be considered for Australia's next Defence White Paper and the issues identified with the 2009 Defence White Paper. In his speech, Peter Abigail summarises key concepts of the...