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The North
The North and Australia's Security

The North and Australia's Security Program

Promoting strong public policy focus on the role of the north in the broader security of Australia.

The North and Australia’s Security Program

ASPI’s The north and Australia’s security program provides a sustained research focus on:

  • Maintaining a strong public policy focus on the role of the north in the broader security of Australia at a time when strategic circumstances are driving new policy thinking in Canberra
  • Developing a modernised way of thinking about the north and security by updating strategic frameworks that remain anchored in the 1980s ‘defence of Australia’ context
  • Situating the north in a broader discussion about national security interests beyond defence—encompassing home affairs, border security and customs, space, cybersecurity, humanitarian and disaster response, biosecurity and energy security.