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Report

Spouses and partners of Vietnam veterans – findings from the Vietnam Veterans Family Study

This report confirms the long-term impact of Vietnam War service on family members. The study confirms that veteran partners should continue to be considered in the design of early intervention supports to help reduce the long-term impact of military service on families.
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.
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

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

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.
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...
Report

Digital land power: the Australian Army’s cyber future

Earlier this year ASPI hosted a roundtable discussion on the strategic, technological and force structure adjustments that must be made so that the Australian Army can successfully adapt to the challenges, and exploit the opportunities, of cyberspace. The roundtable was a closed-door discussion under the...
Report

Incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force personnel 2001–2014

There is strong and increasing public interest in, and concern about, the incidence of suicide among serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. A study undertaken by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare calculates, for the first time, accurate rates of suicide deaths...
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.
Audio interview

Calls to improve employment prospects for Australia's returned servicemen

We've heard a lot about the high rate of Indigenous incarceration in Australia in recent times, but there's another group in society who are also getting locked up at an alarming rate: returned servicemen. Australian veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq are experiencing high rates of...
Conference paper

Cherished sites of remembrance: soldiers’ memorial gardens

During and after World War 1 communities around Australia constructed memorials of various types to remember their deceased, missing and returned soldiers. The memorials ranged from physical monuments like statues and buildings to arboreal sites including trees planted in avenues of honour. In South Australia...