• Australian sovereignty requires new thinking on investment and trade

    Gillian Savage     |      September 14, 2021

    Economic policy should be positioned alongside security, sovereignty and resilience through a more holistic nation-building agenda that invests in what we’re good at, values what we have and builds the future we want.

  • Small towns need big focus on resilience

    Ben Knight     |      August 12, 2021

    Supporting regional communities to respond to the increasing threat of climate-fuelled disasters has never been more vital.

  • The perfect storm of global vulnerability?

    Tony Charge     |      July 30, 2021

    A new approach to national risk-management is required, given the increasing range and complexity of environmental and other threats to this country.

  • Can the G7 “build back better?

    Yan Liang     |      July 27, 2021

    Global challenges such as the recovery from COVID-19 require a concerted multilateral effort in which major countries recognise differences, manage conflicts and work cooperatively toward common goals. 

  • The keys to successful crisis communication

    Victoria Tichá     |      July 22, 2021

    As crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic evolve, research shows leaders should communicate critical information in a distinct, consistent and consensual way.

  • Mandatory standards for ESG metrics?

    Iris de Orte Júlvez     |      July 7, 2021

    The way each country measures corporate social responsibility and sustainability is evolving in different formats and rates. Standardisation is necessary for achieving the targets by the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Effective defence requires deeper resilience

    Ulas Yildirim     |      June 29, 2021

    The defence of the nation relies on a lot more than weapons, and the deterrent effect the government seeks to achieve through the Australian Defence Force’s high-end warfighting capabilities is inextricably linked with broader national resilience.

  • What should modern nation-building look like?

    John Coyne     |      May 31, 2021

    Rather than one-off investment ‘announceables’, Australia’s post-COVID recovery demands ‘big-picture’ nation-building that offers a vision for the future on the same grand scale as major schemes of the past.

  • A missed opportunity for nation building

    Gillian Savage     |      May 16, 2021

    Sustainable nation-building requires us to go beyond short-term ‘sugar hit’ investment and relearn how to collaborate with persistence.

  • Lessons from an octopus

    Chris Schell     |      May 14, 2021

    As humans take up space and modify our environment, we affect the habitat of species that perish if they can’t adapt, change or move. What can we learn from octopuses about innovation and sustainability in the face of change?

  • Fighting natural disasters

    Paul Barnes     |      May 8, 2021

    Australians have endured floods, bushfires and hailstorms and more over the last two years. The government is better aligning policy to deal with disasters, but its plan is somewhat half-baked.

  • Defence needs to rethink its disaster-relief strategy

    Matthew Page     |      April 15, 2021

    If the 2019–20 bushfire and cyclone seasons and Covid-19 are anything to go by, the Australian Defence Force is going to be central to many, if not all, of the government’s national disaster response and resilience policies.