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Parliamentary Submissions

As a part of our work, and in line with the vision outlined for ASPI in our Charter, ASPI staff contribute to enriching the public debate and providing alternative sources of input to government decision-making processes on major strategic and defence policy issues by making submissions to relevant Parliamentary and Government committees and attending public hearings when invited.

This page collates many of these submissions to make them more publicly accessible. Please note that these submissions do not reflect a single ASPI perspective and are the opinions of the individual authors.

2024

Inquiry into Australian support for Ukraine
Bec Shrimpton, Dr Alex Bristow, Dr Malcolm David, Adam Ziogas, May 2024

Inquiry into the Department of Defence Annual Report 2022-23
Bec Shrimpton, Dr Alex Bristow, Dr Malcolm Davis, Marcus Schultz, Feb 2024

Inquiry into the National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No.3) Bill 2023.
Chris Taylor, Feb 2024

2023

2024 Independent Intelligence Review submission
Chris Taylor, Nov 2023

Feedback on Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023 exposure draft
Fergus Ryan, Albert Zhang, Aug 2023

Inquiry into the performance of the Department of Defence in supporting the capability of capacity of Australia's defence industry
Bec Shrimpton, Roland Stevens, Aug 2023

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on intelligence and Security: Inquiry into the Intelligence Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2023
Justin Bassi, Chris Taylor, Aug 2023

Submission to DISR's public consultation on supporting responsible AI
Jacinta Keast, Aug 2023

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security review into the operation, effectiveness and implications of Division 105A of the Criminal Code
John Coyne, Henry Campbell, Justin Bassi, Jul 2023

Inquiry into the Deparment of Defence Annual Report 2021-222
Bec Shrimpton, Alex Bristow, Jennifer Parker, Malcolm Davis, May 2023

2022

Parliamentary submission into supporting democracy in Southeast Asian and the South Pacific
Lucy Albiston, Gatra Priyandita, Blake Johnson, Teesta Prakash, Dec 2022

Submission for the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade inquiry into supporting democracy in our region
Robert Glasser, Dec 2021

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry on ‘how Australia makes decisions to send service personnel into international armed conflict’
Graeme Dobell, Nov 2022

Inquiry into international armed conflict decision making
Justin Bassi, Bec Shrimpton, Alex Bristow, Nov 2022

2021

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement initiated inquiry into illicit tobacco
John Coyne, Oct 2021

Submission to Joint Parliamentary Committee on Law Enforcement inquiry into the impact of illicit drugs being traded online
John Coyne, Teagan Westendorf, Oct 2021

Submission into the Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for law Enforcement Integrity inquiry into the expansion of ACLEI's jurisdiction and the corruption vulnerabilities of law enforcement agencies' contracted services
John Coyne, Aug 2021

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs inquiry into the adequacy and efficacy of Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regime
John Coyne, Jun 2023

Inquiry into funding for public research into foreign policy issues: Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
Fergus Hanson, Danielle Cave, May 2021
This submission was also published on the Strategist (Part 1 and Part 2)

Inquiry into funding for public research into foreign policy issues: Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
Peter Jennings, May 2021

Inquiry into Developing Australia's Space Industry
Malcolm Davis, Feb 2021

2020

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement inquiry into criminal activity and law enforcement during the COVID-19 pandemic
John Coyne, Leanne Close, Jun 2020

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Sub-committee: Inquiry on Australia's Defence relationships with Pacific Island nations
Lisa Sharland, Genevieve Feely, Jun 2020

Submission to the Senate Select Committee on foreign interference through social media
Jake Wallis, Thomas Uren, Mar 2020

Foreign Affairs and Aid Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Aid Inquiry into the Strengthening Relationships in the Pacific region
Anthony Bergin, David Brewster, Mar 2020

Australian Parliamentary inquiry into strengthening Australia's relationships with countries in the Pacific Region: Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Graeme Dobell, April 2020

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth inquiry into diversifying Australia’s trade and investment profile.
John Coyne, Feb 2020

2019

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on law Enforcement inquiry into public communication campaigns targeting drug and substance abuse
John Coyne, Vernon White, Oct 2019

2017

Submission to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee Inquiry into the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Restoring Shortwave Radio) Bill 2017
Graeme Dobell, Apr 2017

Submission to Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories: Inquiry into the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Territories
Peter Jennings, Jan 2017

Submission to Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories: Inquiry into the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean Territories
Malcolm Davis, Jan 2017

2016

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement reinitiated inquiry into crystal methamphetamine
John Coyne, Oct 2016

PJCIS Inquiry into The Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016
Jacinta Carroll, Oct 2016