Funding for public research into foreign policy issues

August 2021

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Committee Members

List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction

  Referral
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Acknowledgment
  Background information
  Structure of the report

Chapter 2—Government funding

  Government funding
  University partnerships

Chapter 3—The role of foreign policy research

  Geostrategic challenges
  In-house APS capacity and use of public research
  APS recruitment and employment practices
  Broader awareness of foreign policy

Chapter 4—Issues with current model and outputs

  Funding challenges
  Policy relevance
  Politicisation
  Ensuring quality
  Enhancing diversity and collaboration

Chapter 5—Committee view and recommendations

  The need for a new foreign policy institute
  The APS
  Public funding for foreign policy research

Appendix 1—Submissions and answers to questions on notice

Appendix 2—Public hearings and witnesses

Committee Secretariat contact:

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Department of the Senate
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3535
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
fadt.sen@aph.gov.au