Defence administration

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Military administration
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Report

Securing Australia’s defence supply chains

Australia faces increasing pressures on the global supply chains connecting national industries to the global economy. This report investigates the current state of play in Australia’s defence supply chains, and strategies that can be used to address emerging risks.
Report

Defence assessment 2021: he moana pukepuke e ekengia e te waka

The document provides a comprehensive review of the challenges to New Zealand’s strategic defence interests, as well as defence officials’ advice to the Government on changing New Zealand’s defence policy settings.
Report

Delivering a stronger Navy, faster

In order to deliver on the Australian government’s ambitious plans for future shipbuilding capability, the urgent task today is to develop a bridging strategy that delivers short term capability wins and boosts vital industrial capability. The plan presented in this paper does both - by...
Discussion paper

Australia's defence policy after COVID-19

This discussion paper examines the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the accompanying Force Structure Plan and Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030. The context for their discussion and recommendations is the strategic transition that Australia is undergoing and in the unfolding impact of the COVID...
Discussion paper

How to mobilise Australia

In this multi-author edition, four leading thinkers explore issues and opportunities of mobilisation in Australia.
Strategy

2020 Defence strategic update

This strategic update sets out the challenges in Australia’s strategic environment and their implications for defence planning. It provides a new, strategic policy framework to ensure Australia is able to deploy military power to shape our environment, deter actions against our interests and, when required...
Strategy

2020 Force structure plan

This 2020 Force structure plan details the Australian government’s intentions for new and adjusted Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability investments to implement the new strategic objectives in the 2020 Defence strategic update.
Report

No warming, no war

The COVID-19 pandemic has utterly changed life as we know it — but it’s also laid bare how Washington’s militaristic budget priorities have left the country woefully unprepared for a crisis. This report lays out how militarism and the climate crisis are deeply intertwined and...
Report

A better way to support veterans: inquiry report

This report sets out the Commission's findings and recommendations on a better way to support veterans. The key message of this report is that despite recent improvements to the system, the current veterans' compensation and rehabilitation system requires fundamental reform.
Report

North of 26 degrees south and the security of Australia

This resource presents a series of articles, by a range of trusted and up and coming authors, exploring the continued importance of Northern Australia to national security and defence strategy.
Report

Forward defence in depth for Australia

The strategic environment has evolved at such a pace that policies announced in 2016 have been overtaken by events. It’s time for a review of Australian defence strategy. It’s time for something new.
Strategy

Defence capability plan 2019

This document sets out planned investments in the New Zealand Defence Force to 2030 and identifies potential investments to be made after 2030.
Report

The cost of defence: ASPI Defence Budget brief 2019–2020

Little has changed in the defence funding picture since last year. This year’s budget continues to follow the trajectory of solid real annual increases set out in the 2016 Defence White Paper.
Report

Strong, secure, engaged: a two-year review

This report finds that the Trudeau Government is mostly delivering the money needed for Strong, Secure, Engaged. Overall, defence spending has exceeded or kept pace with the policy.
Report

India’s continued reliance on Russia: the China factor

This paper argues that India requires Russia’s military and political support as a counter to the perceived threat that China poses.
Report

ANZAC Class Frigates — sustainment

The audit objective was to examine whether the Department of Defence has effective and efficient sustainment arrangements for the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of eight ANZAC class frigates.
Working paper

Prototype warfare, innovation and the fourth industrial age

The fourth industrial revolution involves the continuous and cyclical flow of information and actions between the physical and digital worlds. This revolution can potentially create a hyper-connected defence-industry-research-academia ecosystem able to continually innovate.
Discussion paper

Paying for war: how to afford a future of strategic competition

This Centre of Gravity discussion paper examines military expenses funding, arguing for direct war taxes and conscription or systems of national service.
Report

Joint Strike Fighter — introduction into service and sustainment planning

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s preparations for the introduction of the Joint Strike Fighter into Australian service and its subsequent sustainment.
Discussion paper

Why Australia needs a radically new defence policy

In this paper, three of Australia’s leading strategists and defence practitioners from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, make the case for bold, new strategic thinking and imagination in Australian defence policy.