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National Security Election Snapshot: Domestic Security

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Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election. The risks to Australia’s domestic security...

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National Security Election Snapshot: Resilience, Disaster Preparedness, and Environmental Security

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Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election. Australia has experienced major climate-...

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National Security Election Snapshot: Defence

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Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election. Many candidates and parties advocate a more...

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National Security Election Snapshot: International Security and Key Partnerships

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Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

National security has been prominent in Australia’s 2022 Federal Election campaign. This document is part of a series that intends to provide a snapshot of some priorities and targets from the different political parties in the lead-up to the election. International partnerships and alliances are...

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Stopping the spread: Conspiracy theory and security practice

Author(s): Mortensen, J, Gibson, A
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

This paper, by Dr James Mortensen and Dr Andrew Gibson, draws on psychological research to understand how fear and anxiety drive conspiracy thinking, and how the Australian security community can respond to minimise risks – or at least avoid increasing them.

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Reform of Australia's Electronic Surveillance Framework

Author(s): Stoltz, W, Dalla-Pozza, D
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

In this submission to the Department of Home Affairs, in response to the Reform of Australia’s electronic surveillance framework discussion paper, Dr Dominique Dalla-Pozza and Dr William Stoltz establish several recommendations.

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Australia and the United Kingdom: an Indo-Pacific security agenda for a revitalised partnership

Author(s): Medcalf, R, Nouwens, V
Date of publication: 2022
Publication type: Policy

The strategic relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom has gained fresh prominence, with the announcement of AUKUS and Britain’s ‘tilt’ to the Indo-Pacific under its 2021 Integrated Review. In this paper, Head of the ANU National Security College Professor Rory Medcalf and Royal...

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The Significance and Strategic Context of the 2021 New Caledonia Independence Referendum

Author(s): Thompson, S
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

In this paper from the NSC’s Occasional Briefing series, Associate professor Sue Thompson outlines the significance and strategic context of the 2021 New Caledonia Independence Referendum.

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Shaping the Quad's DNA: How can Quad Countries Manage Biotech's Opportunities and Risks?

Author(s): Dirk van der Kley
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

This paper – authored by Dirk van der Kley from the School of Regulation and Global Governance – argues that biotechnology is set to be one of the most lucrative emerging technologies, offering an opportunity for Quad countries to cooperate on biotech standards, ethics, and joint research...

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Improving National Security Governance: Options for Strengthening Cabinet Control and Parliamentary Oversight

Author(s): Stoltz, W
Date of publication: 2021
Publication type: Policy

Following decades of investment, legislative reform, and structural adaptation to changing threats, Australia’s national security apparatus is now one of the most complex and sophisticated in the world. Yet, the Parliamentary and ministerial structures for guiding Australia’s national security...

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