• 2025 will be like 2019 – only more so

    Peter Jennings     |      June 14, 2019

    The international scene has been grim for some time, and there’s little prospect of it improving. Indeed recent trends of authoritarian bluster and democratic decline are set to intensify, plunging the world ever closer to crisis.

  • Australia needs a clear and consistent China policy

    Peter Jennings     |      June 10, 2019

    Our government should take a leaf out of China’s book by strongly promoting our national interests, speaking plainly in defence of our core values, and explaining our strategic priorities to the domestic public.

  • “Congestion busting” in the public service

    Peter Jennings     |      May 31, 2019

    Scott Morrison’s decision to put himself directly in charge of the public service underlines his interest in seeing more innovative policy and better delivery from an institution that’s soft pedaled on both for some time.

  • Australia’s future in space

    Peter Jennings     |      June 16, 2018

    After decades of prevarication, the arrival of the Australian Space Agency is a very welcome development. Business is buzzing with the potential for expanding space-related work and Defence has never been better equipped with space-enabled platforms and technology.