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What’s the big deal about digital identity?

By Fergus Hanson Unless you’re an avid reader of federal budget statements, you probably missed the $92.4 million allocation in the 2018–19 Budget to build a digital identity scheme known as GovPass—the second one...

National security wrap

By Rebecca Moore, Aru Kok and Georgia Grice The beat Compromised cases The Massachusetts Supreme Court has dismissed thousands of drug convictions because of misconduct by a state chemist and two assistant attorneys-general. In...

The end of Scandinavian non-alignment

By Carl Bildt Having debarked from ports in western Sweden, military convoys from various NATO countries are crowding Swedish streets and prompting the police to issue traffic warnings. They are on their way to...

Fortnightly links: 26 October

By Sachini Muller and Terence Wood An interesting discussion paper from Gabriella Montinola and Sarah Prince provides evidence suggesting aid is better at improving infant mortality in countries where women are more empowered. The...

Fortnightly links: 26 October

By Sachini Muller and Terence Wood An interesting discussion paper from Gabriella Montinola and Sarah Prince provides evidence suggesting aid is better at improving infant mortality in countries where women are more empowered. The...

Why Indonesia is right to limit NGOs post-disaster

By Ashlee Betteridge The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia, have shocked people around the world. Images of the earth liquefying, the terrifying screams as people watch a tsunami engulf the shore, and...

The US shift on China: Australia’s options narrow

By Peter Jennings At the beginning of October, US Vice President Mike Pence delivered arguably the most significant policy statement produced by the Trump administration. His speech to the Hudson Institute, a Washington think...

A move to Jerusalem: at what cost?

By John McCarthy Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcements of a possible move of our embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and of a review of our support for the Iran nuclear deal...

The disarmament challenge in a time of disruption

By Penny Wong Nine months after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Einstein wrote: ‘The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled...

Lessons for Australia in US biodefence strategy

By John Coyne In Stephen King’s apocalyptic horror novel The stand, the accidental release of a biological weapon, a super-flu nicknamed Captain Trips, caused a global pandemic that wiped out 99.4% of the world’s...

America’s Indefinite Endgame in Syria

By Colin P. Clarke and Ariane Tabatabai The Trump administration wants to stay in the country to counter Iran. What if Iran never leaves? …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

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