National security

NARROWER TERMS
Report

The case for Australia to step up in Southeast Asia

This paper argues that Australia shares significant overlap of geographically-derived interests with the emerging middle powers of Southeast Asia. As such, the importance of developing Southeast Asia functions as a protective membrane for Australia’s own prosperity and security.
Journal article

Islam in Australia: a national survey of Muslim Australian citizens and permanent residents

Based on responses of 1034 Muslim Australian citizens and permanent residents, this article provides understanding about Australian Muslims' attitudes to principles of equality, human rights, social cohesion, social justice and more.
Report

The Australian cyber security skills and jobs NSW study

In early 2020, the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) partnered with NSW Treasury to undertake a research project to identify potential cyber security skills gaps and look at the impact of COVID-19 on the local cyber security industry.
Policy report

The strategic implications of manipulative digital platforms: a trust-driven approach

This paper argues that regulating digital platforms to ensure that trust is maintained should be a priority for government. Similarly, government policies related to the digital economy and the government’s own use of platforms and data must assiduously defend trust.
Report

Mapping integrity—an ACLEI corruption prevention report in partnership with AUSTRAC

This report provides a summation of AUSTRAC’s strategic corruption risk environment and the development of its integrity framework to date. It also considers a proposed action plan or roadmap to assist AUSTRAC to transition to its desired integrity maturity state.
Discussion paper

AUST-INTEL powers: parliamentary oversight of intelligence agencies

This discussion paper argues that parliamentary oversight of Australia’s intelligence agencies is weak, compared to others in the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence sharing alliance between Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, and that increased accountability and oversight measures should be considered.
Report

Inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press

On 4 July 2019, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security commenced an inquiry into the impact of the exercise of law enforcement and intelligence powers on the freedom of the press. The inquiry was referred by the Attorney-General, The Hon Christian Porter MP...
Policy report

Working smarter, not harder

Australian governments are the nation’s largest spenders on ICT, but they’re failing to maximise the leverage that market power gives them to drive improved cybersecurity and more secure supply chains. This study is based on interviews with key stakeholders in government and industry, and a...
Discussion paper

National mobilisation during war: past insights, future possibilities

Wars often arrive unexpectedly, and their nature and scope are rarely understood before they start. This paper aims to provide a structured way of thinking about mobilisation policymaking and planning that takes this inherent uncertainty into account.
Strategy

Australia’s cyber security strategy 2020

Through this strategy, the Australian government will attempt to build trust in the online world by supporting businesses’ cyber resilience, including by sharing threat information, setting clear expectations of roles and strengthening partnerships.