10 December 2008
The devil in the detail: Australia's first National Security Statement
By Anthony Bergin and Carl Ungerer
This Policy Analysis, authored by Carl Ungerer and Anthony Bergin, examines the inaugural Australian National Security Statement released last Thursday by the Prime Minister. The statement goes some way to outlining the broad range of risks and threats facing Australia, but it represents only a partial strategy. At this stage, the jury must remain out on whether a number of the changes the statement suggests will work to improve our national security.