10 December 2015
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Dr Cameron Hill and Dr Ravi Tomar
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security Section
Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Includes information
about current and previous Joint Standing Committees and inquiries.
Standing Committees on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Includes information
about current and previous Senate Standing Committees and inquiries.
Foreign Affairs: Includes media releases, interview transcripts, speeches
and articles from the Minister.
Department of Foreign
Affairs and Trade: Includes country briefs, fact sheets and travel advice.
Australian think-tanks and research
Australian Institute of
International Affairs: A nation-wide organisation aiming to promote
Australian understanding of international affairs. The Institute sponsors
regular seminars and talks, policy commentary, and publications, including the Australian
Journal of International Affairs.
Lowy Institute for
International Policy: Founded in 2003, the Lowy Institute is a foreign
policy think-tank based in Sydney which sponsors events, public forums, and
College of Asia
and the Pacific, Australian National University: The College’s teaching
staff includes several world-renowned academics. The website offers many
freely-available publications and commentary on current events in the region.
University of Melbourne: Asialink organises a variety of programs to
promote links between Australia and Asia. The website has a number of research
publications, and also includes an e-newsletter.
The United States
Studies Centre, University of Sydney: Aims to increase understanding of the
United States in Australia through research, teaching and public forums.
for European Studies, Australian National University: ANUCES
is a collective program involving five ANU Colleges (Arts and Social Sciences,
Law, Business and Economics, Asia and the Pacific and Medicine, Biology and
Environment), which ‘focuses the talents of hundreds of researchers, teachers
and students working on Europe on a single site’.
Centre for Arab &
Islamic Studies, Australian National University: ‘The Centre integrates the
study of Middle Eastern and Central Asian contemporary politics, history,
culture, political economy, economics, and the role of Islam within the broader
framework of the changing global order’.
Directions International: An independent research institute based in Perth which
aims to provide ‘informed, balanced advice’ in the areas of ‘developments in
the Indian Ocean Region; Australia’s energy security; future directions for
Northern Australia; and Australia’s role in solving future global food and
Other foreign ministries
US State Department:
Includes country briefs, fact sheets, and copies of treaties, press releases,
and annual reports on areas related to international affairs.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Includes policies, fact sheets, travel
advice, news, statistics and publications.
Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China: Includes
English-language news reports, transcripts of press conferences, and general
information about China.
of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia: Includes news, media releases,
and English translations of foreign policy documents.
Ministry of Foreign
Affairs of Japan: Includes issue briefs, news feeds, and English translations
of policy documents.
Ministry of External
Affairs, India: Includes a media centre, policy documents, and information
about travelling in India.
Regional, international and
Includes information and documents about UN bodies, programs and policies.
news, strategy documents and information about upcoming G20 meetings.
Association of Southeast
Asian Nations: Includes press statements, outcomes of regional meetings, annual
reports and statistical publications.
Pacific Islands Forum
Secretariat: Includes statements from Pacific leaders as well as reports,
divided by topic, on regional governance, security, and strategic partnerships.
Includes country-specific, multilingual information on how the EU works, with
supporting statistical documents and reports.
Union: Includes a database on national parliaments and elections, as well
as statistics on women in parliament.
Human Rights Watch: Includes
country reports, issues briefs and multimedia resources.
International think-tanks and
Council on Foreign Relations
(US): CFR is an independent, non-partisan research institution and
publisher. Amongst its publications is the journal Foreign Affairs, a
leading publication on world politics.
Center for Strategic & International
Studies (US): CSIS is a bipartisan institution for the study of
international policy. Although the pre-eminent focus is on US security and
defence policy, it also researches other transnational challenges, including
those related to energy, climate, development and economic integration.
(US): Brookings is an influential think-tank—its website includes
discussion of a variety international policy issues.
for International Peace (US): Carnegie is a global network of policy
research centres, with offices in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and
the United States.
Group (Belgium): With the stated goal of ‘working to prevent conflict
worldwide’, ICG’s reports and commentary are mostly concerned with issues of
conflict and peace negotiations.
Institute for Southeast
Asian Studies/ISEAS—Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore): The ISEAS publishes
four journals, and a range of research papers and regular analytical reports
(ISEAS Perspective) of current events and their significance for the Southeast
Intelligence Unit: Incudes country briefs, forecasts and economic
World Factbook: Includes country facts and figures, maps and biographies of
key world leaders.
Aid and development
Foreign Affairs and Trade—Australia’s aid program: Includes information and
statistics on the Australian Government’s aid programs by sector and country.
of Foreign Affairs and Trade—The Office of Development Effectiveness:
Includes published reviews and evaluations of the Australian Government’s aid
Australian think-tanks and
Policy Centre, Australian National University: A think-tank that provides
discussion papers, policy briefs and a blog
to promote discussion of aid and development policy with a focus on Australia
and its region.
Australian Council for
International Development: ACFID is ‘the peak body for the not-for-profit
aid and development sector in Australia’, comprising over 130 member
organisations, including Australian NGOs and international development
itself as ‘Australia’s independent monitor of international aid and trade
policy’ the aim of which is to ‘focus on the systems that cause poverty and
inequality and campaign to end the use of aid to further Australia’s economic
national interest and [sic] the expense of the poor’.
World Bank: A
group dedicated to ending extreme poverty. The website includes data sheets,
publications, news feeds, and a variety of blogs.
Asian Development Bank (ADB):
Similar to the World Bank, but with a regional focus. The website includes
updates of ADB activities, country fact sheets, and development planning
Development Programme (UNDP): Includes information on the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) relating to poverty reduction, education, health,
gender equality, and more.
OECD Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC): Includes statistics,
policy briefings, and peer reviews of OECD member countries’ international
development assistance programs.
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