• Rethinking threats to our national security

    Brendan Nicholson     |      December 2, 2020

    Building sovereign manufacturing capabilities, diversifying our trade from China and facing the reality of climate change are all important parts of building a more resilient Australia.

  • A new dawn for disaster management

    Paul Barnes     |      November 18, 2020

    Effective disaster risk reduction focuses heavily on prevention and preparedness capacities, but it also implies coordination between state and federal agencies.

  • Bushfire royal commission warns of ‘alarming disaster outlook’

    Robert Glasser     |      November 6, 2020

    The Royal Commission on last summer’s bushfires has warned of the danger of future events, but makes no mention of the need to tackle climate change.

  • Building a more resilient Australia

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      November 5, 2020

    On 6 November, Global Access Partners’ eleventh Annual Summit ‘A Vision for Australia’ will bring together the expertise and ideas of 120 national and international thought leaders to chart the course towards a more resilient and sustainable future for the country.

  • Could a new national air fleet fight future bushfires?

    Michelle Grattan     |      November 2, 2020

    The inquiry set up following last summer’s devastating bushfires has recommended the creation of a national aerial fire fighting capability and more transparent fuel load management strategies.

  • Bushfire royal commission warns of catastrophic consequences of climate change

    Brendan Nicholson     |      November 1, 2020

    The commission says strong adaptation measures are necessary to respond to the impacts of climate change, and warming beyond the next 20 to 30 years is largely dependent on the trajectory of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Resilient supply chains can inoculate against vaccine nationalism

    John Denton     |      October 23, 2020

    As governments focus on making supply chains more resilient, they would be wise to neither overstate the problem nor understate the private sector’s response. Critically, they must ensure a global, fair and functional vaccine supply chain.

  • Making supply chains great again

    ANU Editorial Board     |      October 21, 2020

    COVID-19 highlighted the interconnected nature of modern economies and how disruptions can spread rapidly to other countries through complex production systems.

  • Manufacturing a recovery

    Richard Holden     |      October 19, 2020

    The pandemic has shown the need for Australia to revive its domestic manufacturing sector to reduce reliance on foreign supply chains, but a push for strategic manufacturing should build on existing comparative advantage.

  • Building research capacity for a disaster-resilient Australia

    Paul Barnes     |      October 14, 2020

    Australia needs a networked consortium of teaching universities and regional research centres helping our emergency and disaster management services face the myriad dangers we face.

  • Mobilising Victoria’s emergency workforce

    Jonathan Liberman     |      October 10, 2020

    Victoria’s COVID-19 Omnibus Bill highlights the central challenge of mobilising and managing the right workforce needed during a public health emergency.

  • Government funding won’t stop manufacturing’s decline

    David Uren     |      October 8, 2020

    The federal government sees the revival of Australian manufacturing as a matter of economic sovereignty, yet the annual national accounts highlight the enormity of the task it confronts.