While you’re here… help us stay here.

As we confront the economic impacts of the pandemic, we need your support even more. So that we can continue to bring you the latest in policy and research, please donate to APO.

Defence force personnel

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Defence force careers
NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

War crimes: where does ultimate responsibility lie?

This discussion paper asserts that to rebuild the trust that is at the heart of the Australian democratic enterprise, Australia needs a Royal Commission if we are to discover how and why war crimes were committed in Afghanistan, and put in place fail-safe procedures that...
Report

National suicide monitoring of serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel: 2020 update

The information in this report is based on fact of death information from the National Death Index (NDI), cause of death information from the National Mortality Database (NMD) and Defence Suicide Database (DSD), as well as information on personnel in the three ADF service status...
Article

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

COVID-19 has laid bare the risks and vulnerabilities of small states in a global security environment characterized by large volumes of tourism and immigration, and dependencies in international student and agricultural markets and on vital supplies. In this article, the author asks why are New...
Report

Independent review of the New Zealand Defence Force’s progress against its Action Plan for Operation Respect

In 2016, the Chief of Defence Force at the time launched the Operation Respect programme in order to eliminate harmful behaviour in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). This document provides an independent analysis of this programme.
Discussion paper

How to mobilise Australia

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

Calling it out: political goals of the Commonwealth’s call out of Defence Reserves

This research by the Australia Institute finds that the Commonwealth’s ‘call-out’ of Army Reserves for bushfire relief served political rather than practical purposes, raising serious legal questions around the use of the military.
Strategy

Defence capability plan 2016

The Defence Capability Plan, last released in 2014, has been updated to reflect the capability decisions of the Defence White Paper 2016.
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

Incidence of suicide in serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel: detailed analysis 2001–2015

This report examines the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel in 2001–2015, and identifies characteristics that may be associated with suicide risk.
Report

Defence housing - key issues and impacts

Prior to the establishment of the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), much of the accommodation allocated for defence personnel was of poor quality, with a reliance on state governments for its provision and maintenance. The creation of DHA provided a focus on improving the standard of...