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Border Security Program

ASPI's Border Security Program provides independent, policy-relevant research and analysis to better inform government decisions and public understanding of border security issues.

Secure borders make an important contribution to strategic policy. ASPI's Border Security Program provides independent, policy-relevant research and analysis to better inform government decisions and public understanding of border security issues. Its research focuses on issues relevant to managing the border continuum to help to support and facilitate legitimate trade and travel; and protect the Australian community from a range of border risks. ASPI's Border Security Program has four objectives: lift the level of Australian and regional understanding and dialogue on border security create a space and forum for the development of high-quality public policy on border security related issues provide a means for developing Track 1.5 and Track 2 dialogue on border security issues create a sustained dialogue between the private and public sectors on border security. Traditional academic research will continue to play an important role in developing sufficient evidence for longer term changes to border security strategy and policy. Complementing this research, ASPI’s Border Security Program seeks to stimulate much-needed public policy dialogue. Additionally, and just as importantly, ASPI strives to provide evidence-based research and analysis that can inform policy and operational deliberations on border security.

  • Lift the level of Australian and Asia–Pacific public understanding and debate on cybersecurity.

  • Provide a focus for developing innovative and high-quality public policy on cyber issues.

  • Provide a means to hold Track 1.5 and Track 2 dialogues on cyber issues in the Asia–Pacific region.

  • Link different levels of government, business and the public in a sustained dialogue on cybersecurity.