• Mobilising for resilience

    Joanne Nicholson     |      October 19, 2021

    Mobilising society, rather than individual institutions, will be required to face a range of threats from war, grey-zone conflict, terrorism and organised crime to domestic and offshore natural disasters.

  • Australia – A complacent nation

    John Blackburn     |      October 5, 2021

    Lead author of the final report from the GAP/IIER-A National Resilience Initiative John Blackburn AO introduces the recommendations of an 18-month long project which brought together over 250 Australian experts to examine the nation’s resilience in the face of a changing world.

  • 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?