International cooperation

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Global cooperation


Report

Falling short: Australia’s role in funding fairer climate action in a warming world

This report calls on the Australia government to increase its ambition on climate finance, emphasising progressive climate action as vital if Australia is to fulfil its duty as a wealthy country and major polluter. This includes supporting a Pacific Islands proposal for a standalone finance...
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Engaging a proactive Vietnam: a pragmatic economic agenda for Australia

Produced in collaboration with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, and funded by the Australia-ASEAN Council, this report provides a detailed overview of Australia-Vietnam economic engagement, identifies areas for future growth, and provides policy recommendations for further integration.
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Australian views on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

This analysis is informed by interviews with officials from across the Australian Government and in industry bodies with portfolios that are relevant to the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework's four pillars. While the authors note that the officials interviewed aren’t the ultimate decision-makers, and that there’s a...
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A fight for survival: tackling the climate crisis is key to security in the Blue Pacific

This report argues that to earn the trust of the rest of the region, Australia will need to show Pacific countries that it is serious about climate action. The window to avoid catastrophic impacts is closing fast. Global emissions must be halved by 2030, which...
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Laying the foundations for AUKUS: strengthening Australia's high-tech ecosystem in support of advanced capabilities

This report argues that Australia should focus on force multipliers for the Australian Defence Force and areas that build foundations for sovereign capability. This will allow Australia to cement itself as a valuable contributor to an integrated trilateral AUKUS defence industrial base and allied supply...
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Australia and the Pacific: shaping a shared future

The Pacific will always be an area of great strategic significance for Australia. Peace and stability in Pacific island countries goes to the heart of Australia’s security, prosperity and national interest. This report suggests the need for Australian policy-makers to think big to achieve a...
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Maximising Australia’s memberships: recalibrating Australia’s engagement with Indo-Pacific groups

This report provides a stocktake of all Australia's Indo-Pacific strategic memberships, from the Five Eyes in 1956 up to AUKUS in late 2021. It then ranks all of Australia's group memberships by their current value and potential and recommends how to resource them.
Discussion paper

COP29 in Australia: how hosting an international climate conference could revive Australia’s regional and global reputation

Australia has a chequered history in global climate negotiations. This paper argues that hosting COP29 would provide numerous economic, regional and diplomatic benefits to Australia. It may also demonstrate that the Australian government has turned a leaf on its diplomatic engagement.
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Investing in our future: building strong and resilient health systems in the Indo-Pacific region

Building strong and resilient health systems across the Indo-Pacific region will require the sustained support of development partners and donors for the foreseeable future. This report presents the findings and recommendations from a rapid desk-based review of the current status of health system strengthening in...
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PNG voices: listening to Australia's closest neighbour

This report outlines findings from the first major study of the attitudes of Papua New Guinean citizens toward PNG society and the bilateral relationship with Australia. The research captures a wide cross-section of perspectives and experiences from ordinary PNG citizens, including those living in a...
Position paper

World Vision Australia's policy platform: election 2022

In this publication, World Vision Australia calls on all political parties to raise the level of ambition for Australia’s aid program.
Briefing paper

Navigating emerging technology and evolving threats in the U.S.-Australia alliance

This briefing paper argues that the U.S.-Australia alliance has an important role to play in contributing to both strategic stability and deterrence in the Indo-Pacific, but realising this goal will require risk acceptance as part of future policy and strategy.
Policy report

Resolving global crises: the urgent need to revive multilateralism and re-think Australia’s role

This paper focuses on the report 'Our Common Agenda', arguably one of the most hard-hitting reports recently released by the United Nations to strengthen multilateralism to address a range of crises, and urges more robust Australian engagement with these processes.
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Convergence and divergence: multilateral trade and climate agendas

If the international community wants to make meaningful progress ahead of the 2030 deadline—which critics argue is still too late to avert global catastrophe—major global players should work together to reduce emissions at home and abroad. This paper discusses the politics of climate policy in...
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Australia’s sovereign naval shipbuilding capability - Future Submarine Acquisition: a shambles - we don't think, we know

This report examines the AUKUS announcement and the cancellation of the agreement with Naval Group to build the Attack-class boats, in addition to providing an update on the Department of Defence's accountability and transparency.
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Meeting Antarctica’s diplomatic challenges: joint approaches for Australia and the United States

This report describes current security and environmental policy challenges related to Antarctica and proposes options for Australia and the United States to address them. It assesses the current and potential future actions of strategic competitors like China and Russia, and proposes policy responses.
Policy report

Digital Southeast Asia

This report recommends Australia and India leverage their bilateral partnership in cyber and critical technologies to support inclusive digital development in Southeast Asia, and strengthen the foundations of Southeast Asia’s digital economy.
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Geopolitics of the energy transformation: the hydrogen factor

As countries around the world rally behind net zero targets, hydrogen is increasingly seen as a missing piece of the energy transformation puzzle to decarbonise harder-to-abate sectors. This report considers whether and how hydrogen may disrupt future energy systems, reflecting on many of the key...
Briefing paper

Elevating development to the heart of Australian foreign policy

This briefing asserts that recognising and resourcing an effective and inclusive development program as a unique national capability can help Australia work with its partners in the region to shape a world that delivers human security, peace and stability, prosperity for all, and a cooperative...
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Implementing Australia’s nuclear submarine program

In September 2021, the Australian government announced that it would acquire a nuclear-powered submarine (SSN) capability with support from the UK and the US as the first measure under the AUKUS technology sharing partnership. In order to chart this long, difficult journey, the government also...