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What does a First Nations foreign policy really mean?
Gavin Choong – Monash University – Melbourne Hub Delegate In his election victory speech, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese committed, ‘in full’, to the Uluru Statement from the Heart. The Statement proposes a suite of reforms, including the constitutional recognition and empowerment of Australia’s First Nations peoples by allowing them to have a say in the…
Australian Migration Policy and Soft-Power: Militarised policy threatens Security Imperatives for the Middle Power
Olivia Papagni – University of Adelaide – Adelaide Hub Delegate The trend for policy makers to militarise borders or enhance security patrols along borders as a means of combating immigration has caused humanitarian concerns and questioning over the validity of such militarisation in the prevention and mitigation of migration flow. While it is acknowledged by…
The Incel Movement, a growing threat towards Australian national security.
Dave Pereira – University of Western Australia – Virtual Hub Delegate The incels movement has seen an increase in violent attacks in Canada, the U.K., and the U.S., becoming an increasing terrorist threat towards Australia’s national security. The covid-19 pandemic has created a striving environment for individuals who have faced isolation and loneliness, which make…
Has Australia lost the Pacific?
Author: James Kell, ANU It’s 2023. Civil unrest on the streets of Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, threatens another coup. At the request of the Solomon Islands government, the Chinese Communist Party provides its Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) peacekeepers to quell the violence. In a process honed on the streets of Hong Kong…
Protecting Australian universities from foreign interference
Author: Jaymee Hick, University of Western Australia Foreign interference is advancing beyond Australia’s electoral processes to the realm of academic institutions.
Why Australia needs a cyber approach to the Quad
Author: Daniel Phelan, Monash University Australia’s cyber capabilities present a huge opening for progress to be made, especially in terms of closing gaps upon certain cyber norms such as propelling interstate cooperation on security and protecting critical infrastructure. Australia can work towards acting as a regional ‘cyber-superpower’ towards its neighbours in the South Pacific alongside…
The direct threat of climate change to Australia
Author: Jessica Walters, Monash University Following the recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report, debate and discussion has unfolded surrounding the risks that climate change will pose to Australia’s national security. As it affects societal and human well-being, impacting health, food and water resources, and the countries neighbouring Australia.
Australia should have careful faith in ‘great and powerful’ friends
Author: Alexandra Robson, ANU If Australia was situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, neatly between the United States (US) and Western Europe, much of the anxiety that has defined Australian foreign policy would be alleviated. This anxiety, based on enduring feelings of vulnerability and isolation, has historically driven Australia to seek protection in alliances with…
Where to for Australia and the Quad?
Author: Alex Bulley, University of Sydney Only a few years ago, Australia was supporting much of China’s involvement in regional affairs. But with increasingly tense disputes in the South China Sea and the current COVID-19 pandemic, this has taken a different turn. Australia is now wary of China’s intentions in the region and as a…