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Strong & Secure – Australia’s National Security Strategy

Australia’s first National Security Strategy highlights the dramatic economic and strategic shift towards the Asia-Pacific region and provides a blueprint for national security over the next decade. Complementing the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, the National Security Strategy will ensure Australia takes advantage of the opportunities of the Asian Century whilst focussing national […]

Australian Bureau Statistics – Year Book Australia – ABS 2012

Year Book Australia is the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the Australian economy, society and environment. In addition, it contains information on Australia’s geography and climate, system of government, government services, international relations and defence. The first Official Year Book of the […]

AIIA Input to DBCDE National Cloud Computing Strategy – Dec 2012

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) welcomes the opportunity to provide comment on the draft National Cloud Computing Strategy from the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE). At the outset we note a level of uncertainty as to how this latest draft aligns with or supersedes the 2011 Australian Government Information Management […]

FCC Investigation Into Google Street View Hacking – April 2012

Between May 2007 and May 2010, as part of it’s Street View project, Google Inc. collected data from Wi-Fi networks throughout the United States and around the world. The purpose of Google’s Wi-Fi data collection initiative was to capture information about Wi-Fi networks that the Company could use to help establish users’ locations and provide […]

Australian Defence Posture Review – DoD March 2012

Although Australia’s changing strategic environment does not necessitate widespread changes in the location of the ADF’s bases, Australian Defence Force posture needs to be adjusted to meet current and future needs. While there is much that is commendable in the ADF’s current force posture, there are also some significant weaknesses and risks that will become more […]

Intelligence Analysis Today and Tomorrow – Mark Phythian 2009

The failure to fully anticipate or prevent the 11 September 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks and the failure to come close to correctly assessing the true state of Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) programmes both had catastrophic consequences. As a result, intelligence analysts have found their tradecraft subjected to the kind of public scrutiny previously […]

Collaboration in National Security Arena: Myths and Realities – Cabayan June 2009

The purpose of this compendium of white papers is to explore various perspectives on the state of the art in our understanding of collaboration, including insights on the key factors that influence the who, what, when, where, and how of this topic. Collaboration traditionally refers to multiple people or organizations working towards common goals, but […]

2009 Australian Defence White Paper Implementation Plan

File Attachment: 2009 SRP Delivering Force 2030 Defence June 2009.pdf (776 KB) 1st June 2009. Over the next four years Defence funding will amount to approximately $104 billion. This is a massive investment of public money. Australians have a right to expect that Defence will use this money carefully. Defence must operate as efficiently as […]

2009 Australia's Experiences in Nation Building

File Attachment: 2009 Australia’s Experiences in Nation Building ANU May 2009.pdf (238 KB) 15th May 2009. When launching the Pacific Partnerships scheme, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd stated: “It’s in Australia’s national interest for us to help build long-term political and economic stability in this neighbourhood.” The first half of this paper assessed the success […]

Australian Defence White Paper May 2009

Australian Defence White Paper – May 2009

Defence planning is, by its very nature, a complex and long-term business. Australian defence planning is one area of public policy where decisions taken in one decade have the potential to affect, for good or ill, Australia’s sovereignty and freedom of action for decades to come. The Government must make careful judgements about Australia’s long-term defence […]