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Strategic Insights 31 - Australian domestic security: The role of Defence

By Anthony Bergin and Brigadier Andrew Smith

This paper examines the factors that have shaped the Defence organisation’s role in Australia’s response to the domestic security environment that has emerged since September 11 2001 and suggests that, while progress has been impressive, some further changes are needed.

The paper was authored by Brigadier Andrew Smith and ASPI Director of Research Programs Dr Anthony Bergin.