Australia’s new intelligence jigsaw

At the end of 2017, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a significant restructuring of Australia’s intelligence and security agencies: the creation of a new super-department of Home Affairs. What will the change mean for Australia’s national security? Will the country see a much-needed centralisation of intelligence, or is the change trying to fix a system that’s not broken? On the latest podcast, experts John Blaxland, Jacinta Carroll and Andrew Davies help us put together the pieces of Australia’s new mega-ministry.

John Blaxland is Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies, Director of the ANU Southeast Asia Institute, and Head (acting) of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University.

Jacinta Carroll is the Director of National Security Policy at the National Security College, Australian National University.

Andrew Davies was the inaugural Director of the Defence & Strategy Program at the Australia Strategic Policy Institute.

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