This research paper looks at the trends, drivers and effects of foreign investment in Australia, and the Australian government’s foreign investment policy. Foreign investment is beneficial for the Australian economy, but brings some risk which can be managed by government policy.
In the domain of international relations, as distinct from economics, ‘securitisation’ describes policy responses taken in response to problems that are deemed to impact on or be analogous with communal and/or state security.
This paper outlines the most comprehensive reforms to Australia’s foreign investment review framework in more than 20 years. The Australian government will shortly release exposure draft legislation for consultation on the reforms prior to its introduction into Parliament, and provide further guidance for investors on...
This report identifies four significant obstacles that stand in the way of Australia’s national security community moving to cloud infrastructure. These obstacles need to be crossed, and the change needs to be driven by ministers and agency heads.
Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese claims the Government's new terror laws mean members of the media face potential penalties of five to 10 years' jail for exposing what might be an error made by security agencies.
Assessing the Quad: prospects and limitations of quadrilateral cooperation for advancing Australia's interests
There is growing agreement between Australia, India, Japan and the United States that as China rises in Asia, the rules-based order needs strengthening and defending; but does the revived Security Quadrilateral Dialogue have any real prospect of rebalancing relationships in the region? Lavina Lee explains.
The CSIS Working Group on Trust and Security in 5G Networks has developed this criteria for governments and network owners or operators to use in assessing the trustworthiness of telecommunications equipment suppliers.
This guidance note has been released so that foreign investors can ensure that they understand New Zealand's foreign investment screening regime and ensure they comply with the law.
This report offers a policy-focused analysis of the world Australia will face once the pandemic has passed. It analyses 26 key topics, countries and themes, ranging from Australia’s domestic situation through to the global balance of power, climate and technology issues.
A deep fake is a digital forgery created through deep learning (a subset of AI). Deep fakes can create entirely new content or manipulate existing content, including video, images, audio and text. This paper argues that policymakers face a narrowing window of opportunity to minimise...