Border security

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Airport security
Border protection
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Preparing Australia: designing an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC)

This report argues for the establishment of an Australian Centre for Disease Control - to bring together the various elements of health protection and promotion into one organisation.
Report

COVID-19 and cross-border mobility in the APEC region: addressing uncertainties at the border

This report presents an overview of COVID-19 border policies in the APEC region as of mid-late-2022, analyses travel trends to the region, and estimates the impacts of border policies on visitor arrivals.
Discussion paper

Role and functions of an Australian Centre for Disease Control: consultation paper – November 2022

This discussion paper outlines the draft mission and purpose statements for an Australian Centre for Disease Control (CDC). It includes an outline of its potential scope of functions, examples of how it could improve public health in Australia, and principles guiding its design.
Report

Overseas crisis management and response: the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s management of the return of overseas Australians in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s overseas crisis management and response arrangements in meeting the government’s objectives for returning Australians from overseas in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Report

Human biosecurity for international air travellers during COVID-19

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the management of human biosecurity for international air travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Management of international travel restrictions during COVID-19

The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian government's management of international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Investigation into decision-making under the Victorian Border Crossing Permit Directions

This investigation focused on the Victorian Department of Health’s decision-making processes and use of discretion under the Victorian Border Crossing Permit Directions. It was relevant to consider the timeline leading to the designation of NSW and the ACT as an ‘extreme risk zone’ and more...
Report

ANZUS at 70: the past, present and future of the alliance

The ANZUS Treaty was signed on 1 September 1951 in San Francisco. It was the product of energetic Australian lobbying to secure a formal United States commitment to Australian and New Zealand security. This publication aims to show the range of those ties, to understand...
Report

Chronology of Victorian border closures due to COVID-19

This chronology has been put together using state and territory media releases from Premiers, Chief Ministers and Health Ministers, information from state and territory Health Department/coronavirus websites and media articles where Premiers, Chief Ministers or departmental officials are quoted.
Policy report

A roadmap to reopening

The urgency shown by Australia in initially suppressing and then locally eliminating COVID-19 now needs to be shown towards preparing the country for reopening its international borders. This report outlines a pathway to reopening Australia and then rebuilding for Australia’s future success.
Report

Counting the cost of Australia’s delayed vaccine rollout: part two - international border closures

This report projects the likely delay in Australia's international border reopening and the economic costs of this delay. It finds that Australia is on track to end international border closures 81 days later than originally planned and will incur an economic cost estimated at $16.4...
Report

Vaccination and testing of the border workforce for COVID-19 and risk of community outbreaks: a modelling study

In this article, the authors use a stochastic model of COVID-19 transmission and testing to investigate the effect that vaccination of border workers has on the risk of an outbreak in an unvaccinated community.
Technical report

Estimating trading partner exposure risk to new pests or diseases

In this report, the authors propose a pragmatic method that integrates border interceptions, trade data, pest occurrence records and climate suitability models to estimate the exposure risk of potential and current trading partners obtaining a new high threat pest or disease.
Article

“Go Hard, Go Early”: human security, economic security and New Zealand’s response to COVID-19

In this article, the author asks why are New Zealand’s civilian agencies not up to the task of border security operations? What role should military and intelligence agencies have in enhancing biosecurity and fighting pandemics? And can a country such as New Zealand be resilient...
Report

The 12-week window: coronavirus crisis Australia didn’t have to have

This paper argues that the coronavirus crisis was ‘the crisis that Australia didn’t have to have’. The paper lays out a detailed weekly timeline of the crucial first twelve weeks of the crisis, which were Australia’s window of opportunity for fighting the virus at the...
Report

Foreign and security policy in the new Malaysia

This analysis argues that the democratisation of the policymaking process, efforts at greater transparency, and leadership in the area of human rights at the global level are all welcome moves under the Pakatan Harapan government. However, these will have only limited international impact if unaccompanied...
Working paper

Winds of change: Pacific Islands and the shifting balance of power in the Pacific Ocean

As China becomes more powerful, it is challenging American regional military predominance in Asia, but also in the western Pacific and increasingly in the Indian Ocean. This paper is concerned with the implications of this shift in strategic thinking for Pacific island states.
Report

Independent Assurance Review of New Zealand’s biosecurity international border defences for passenger and mail pathways

This review was commissioned by the Ministry for Primary Industries after the detection of a Queensland Fruit Fly in Auckland’s North Shore in February 2019 and was conducted by Australia’s newly-appointed Inspector-General of Biosecurity, Rob Delane.
Book

Agenda for change 2019: strategic choices for the next government

This publication contains thirty short essays that cover a vast range of subjects, from the big geostrategic challenges of our times, through to defence strategy; border, cyber and human security; and key emergent technologies.
Commentary

Time’s up for this failed experiment

The creation of the Department of Home Affairs broke the rules of good government. Labor should commit to dismantling it, suggests Paddy Gourley.