• COVID-19 makes waves for international shipping

    Sam Bateman     |      May 24, 2020

    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the cruise ship industry has attracted much attention in recent weeks. But the associated global economic slowdown means that the impact of the crisis on other parts of international shipping will be even more severe.

  • Welcome to post-pandemic Australia

    Tim Harcourt     |      May 22, 2020

    The Australia emerging from the coronavirus crisis will be different from before. We will still trade with the world, but we will take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.

  • Covid-19 shows Australia needs a national sovereignty strategy

    David Fawcett     |      May 13, 2020

    Covid-19 has sounded a national wake-up call that ceding sovereignty to the free market presents an unacceptable risk in critical areas.

  • Improving Australia’s fuel security

    John Coyne     |      May 11, 2020

    Having an offshore national oil reserve may buy Australia time during a supply crisis, but it will do little to address our supply-chain vulnerabilities. Building more facilities in Australia is the only way to protect the nation during future emergencies.

  • Democracies need alliances to secure vital supply chains

    Charles Edel     |      May 10, 2020

    Relying more on domestic production and our political allies for trade will have its costs, but it will also have benefits for governments, for business and ultimately for citizens seeking greater security and better health.

  • Preparing for the next computer virus

    Tim Watts     |      May 4, 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we think about national resilience in the face of global crises. It’s shown us how disasters can cascade around an interconnected world and prompts consideration of what challenges may come.

  • Learning the lessons for a post-COVID-19 world

    Allan Gyngell     |      May 1, 2020

    Australian interests are best served by working to build a consensus for an independent review of lessons learnt from COVID-19, a road map for WHO reform and mechanisms to better integrate national and international public health systems.

  • Building psychological resilience during times of stress

    Jessica Nelson     |      April 29, 2020

    With the COVID-19 global pandemic disrupting almost every part of our regular lives, mental health experts are encouraging Australians to process the emotional toll.

  • Increasing the resilience of outer urban areas

    Open Forum     |      April 29, 2020

    Drought, fire and flood disasters have come one after another. While they may not be entirely preventable, we can take many practical steps, tailored to local needs and conditions, to reduce their impacts on our cities.