Tag Archive for: "northern Australia"
North of 26° south and the security of Australia

In terms of Australia’s first, and primary, strategic defence objective—‘to deter, deny and defeat any attempt by a hostile country or non-state actor to attack, threaten or coerce Australia’—it seems that Paul Dibb’s 1986 review …

Building back better

Australian infrastructure, along with the threat of natural or manmade disasters, is particularly complex, making infrastructure failures inevitable. That’s why I read with interest Paul Barnes’ post on improving the disaster resilience of critical infrastructure in …

Silk roads, strategy and Landbridge

It’s puzzling that mixed messages appear to be the new preferred means of signaling our strategic intent. And it’s even more puzzling that the Australian government, grappling with the delivery of a new Defence White …

Disaster resilience and northern Australia

The Abbott government wants to accelerate the development of northern Australia. To advance that goal, Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg recently announced a taskforce to explore options for reducing insurance premiums in northern Australia. The taskforce …