National security is unusually prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. Voters will therefore want to assess the national security policies proposed by prospective candidates and their parties. The parties contesting the election outline diverse visions for defence policy, domestic security, international partnerships, disaster resilience and preparedness, and environmental security.
This resource of four snapshots is intended to summarise priorities and targets from the different parties, around four key national security themes. It is designed to assist Australians to reach their own conclusions on how Australia should best safeguard its national security.
This is an indicative guide, not a comprehensive database, and may be updated as new detail emerges during the election campaign. The information on policy stances presented here is sourced from public and readily available sources. We have focused on formally recognised Australian political parties with an established voting history.