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.
This report contends that the Middle East regional order since 2011 has changed in several ways and argues that the sovereign state system and territorial boundaries are more resilient than widely assumed.
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.
A plan launched by Prime Minister Scott Morrison which "sets out plainly what a re-elected Morrison Liberal Nationals Government will continue to do to keep Australians safe and secure".
David Feeney argues that Australia needs a grand strategy which will consider the actions it can take, as a status quo medium power, to support the Rules Based Global Order and secure the country's economic, strategic and diplomatic national interests.
This report argues that over the past five years, there’s been an increase in coastguard and maritime border response capabilities across much of ASEAN. The report highlights an opportunity for Australia to cooperate and collaborate with partners across the region on surveillance, maritime domain awareness...
This guide provides statistics on the number of boats that have been ‘turned back’ since the practice of removing unauthorised maritime arrivals in Suspected Illegal Entry Vessels (SIEVs) from Australian waters was introduced by the Howard Government (from 2001–2003) and reintroduced by the Abbott Government...
The focus of this study is the direct cost of offences committed by organised crime offenders, and the cost of prison sentences associated with these offences.
Tough border policies are now becoming the norm around the world — with leaders often admiring Australia's 'turn back the boats' immigration policy.
Effective immigration and border control are essential to Australia’s national security. The possibility of combining both functions within one entity have been considered on a number of occasions historically.
This strategy provides a framework for the Australian government’s international engagement to encourage interdepartmental cooperation towards disrupting the supply of crystal methamphetamine and its precursors into Australia.
This quick guide summarises the history of the concept of an Australian department of homeland security since 2001.
Audit objective and criteria
The objective of the audit was to assess the establishment and administration of the Australian Border Force’s framework to ensure the lawful exercise of powers in accordance with applicable legislation.
To form a conclusion against the audit objective,...
Borders and border security are once again becoming increasingly important to the nation state. Many take a default position that our coastline is our border and that border security involves merely police, security guards and immigration or customs officials. But Australia’s geography...
In 2014, the Australian government announced the integration of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) into a single government department, including the formation of the Australian Border Force (ABF).
This report draws together the evidence from multiple reports on the resettlement policy as well as the intimate stories of women living in fear on Nauru, where neither the local police nor some of the commercial agencies charged with protecting them have shown much desire...
The forced displacement of people around the globe is currently at unprecedented levels. By the close of 2015 an estimated 60 million individuals were forcibly displaced globally by persecution, conflict, violence and human rights violations. This is equivalent to one person in every 122 on...
We have restored the integrity of Australia’s borders and have stopped the deaths at sea.
The Coalition removed all children who arrived by boat from detention in Australia. In contrast, Labor detained more than 8,500 children over six years.
Stopping the boats has...