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6 Dec 2019
Former PM calls for larger Australia to counter Indo-Pacific threats
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has rattled the public debate, calling on Australia to embrace a “big and bold” population agenda to ensure the n...
5 Dec 2019
ASPI raises an important question: Who is leading the Indo-Pacific?
At a time of heightened global and regional competition, Rod Lyon and Aakriti Bachhawat, writing for ASPI, have asked the critical question that shoul...
4 Dec 2019
US Navy secures $22.2bn for new Virginia Class attack subs
While Australia’s debate about costs for its own fleet of Attack Class submarines continues to unfold, the US Navy, despite budgetary challenges, ha...
3 Dec 2019
Concerns as US Navy scales back Poseidon purchase, limiting allied anti-sub capability
With half of the world’s combat submarines expected to be operating in the Indo-Pacific in coming decades it would seem anti-submarine capability wo...
3 Dec 2019
India risks US ire after purchase of Russian missile defence system
India has placed a US$800 million order for Russian-built S-400 missile defence systems, seemingly ignoring the drama that has engulfed Turkey and its...
2 Dec 2019
Please explain: SEA 1000 costs and delivery time balloon again
The latest round of Senate estimates hearings has revealed a startling cost explosion for Australia’s Attack Class future submarines, raising questi...
2 Dec 2019
Rising to meet the challenge and coordinating the national response
With recent calls for the return of a minister for cyber security and in recognition of the myriad threats in an era of strategic competition, is it ...
29 Nov 2019
WA government seeks to ‘clear the record’ over university report claims
The Office of Paul Papalia, West Australian Minister for Defence Issues, has released a document to the media that aims to “refute the incorrect cla...
28 Nov 2019
Boosting ADF capabilities – A closer look at ‘Sky Guardian’
Following Defence’s decision to down-select General Atomics MQ-9B ‘Sky Guardian’ as its preferred platform for the AIR 7003 project, Defence Co...
27 Nov 2019
USSC calls for Aussie leaders to pave the way in US industry engagement
A new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney has called on Australia’s defence and export leaders to step u...
26 Nov 2019
Return of Minister for Cyber Security recommended for Australia’s 2020 Cyber Security Strategy
Just over a year since it was abolished, there are multiple calls for the government to reinstate the position of Minister for Cyber Security in subm...
25 Nov 2019
ASIO admits investigations into Chinese interference
The Director-General of Security, Mike Burgess, has released a statement confirming ASIO has been “actively investigating” allegations of several ...
22 Nov 2019
Collins Class sustainment tug-of-war heats up
The tug-of-war between South Australia and Western Australia for the rights of responsibility to the full-cycle docking sustainment of the Collins Cla...
20 Nov 2019
AIDN calls for urgent review of Australian Industry Capability program
Australia’s peak national industry body for representation of mostly small to medium businesses operating in the country’s defence and national se...
19 Nov 2019
Debate rages about royal commission into veteran suicide as Victoria Cross recipient slams ADF
Australia’s most decorated former soldier, Ben Roberts-Smith, has gone on record saying that he wouldn’t recommend young Australians join the Aust...
18 Nov 2019
OCSC calls on Australia to improve cyber security resilience for ourselves and region
Australia’s premier cyber security research organisation, the Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC), has implored the country’s policy makers, indu...
15 Nov 2019
Defence expenditure and capability has been sufficient up until now
Australia’s defence expenditure has long set it apart from its regional neighbours, guaranteeing a technological advantage, backed by the strategic ...
15 Nov 2019
US closes in on completing Turkey's F-35 exile
The Pentagon has revealed that it has nearly completed finding alternate suppliers for the components of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that Turkey was...
14 Nov 2019
Tactical long-range strike and the heir to the F-111: Reviving the FB-22?
Growing conversation about the need for an array of long-range strike options for Australia is gathering speed, with a similar capability required by ...
14 Nov 2019
Five Eyes CIOs highlight growing importance of ‘secure’ information interoperability
The world’s oldest intelligence alliance, Five Eyes, has signalled the need to continue boosting their partnerships during the Military Communicatio...

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