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Peter Jennings on the Challenges for Australian Strategy

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At the 2018, RAAF Airpower Conference, Peter Jennings, Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute addressed the challenges of resetting Australian strategy to deal with dynamic changes in Australia's Strategic Environment.

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Peter Jennings on the Challenges for Australian Strategy

  1. 1. Thriving or Just Surviving? Tough Choices in a risky strategic age Peter Jennings
  2. 2. Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share its luck. Donald Horne, The Lucky Country 1964
  3. 3. Australians attained the highest incomes in the world by the mid-nineteenth century … they have retained to the present a standard of living that is not appreciably exceeded elsewhere. Few economies have been as successful over as long a period. Ian W. McLean, Why Australia Prospered 2013
  4. 4. Threats to thriving …
  5. 5. Canberra consensus
  6. 6. Complacency
  7. 7. The political system
  8. 8. Absence of strategy …
  9. 9. What have we done well?
  10. 10. Regional stabilisation
  11. 11. RAAF modernisation
  12. 12. Policy development (?!?)
  13. 13. Modernised espionage laws
  14. 14. Challenges
  15. 15. China-US
  16. 16. Speed of change
  17. 17. Hybrid threats
  18. 18. Technological change China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
  19. 19. The demands of leadership
  20. 20. Leadership costs
  21. 21. Leadership requires decisions
  22. 22. Leadership raises expectations
  23. 23. Individuals matter
  24. 24. What is to be done …
  25. 25. Strategy meetings for Cabinet
  26. 26. Fewer political staffers
  27. 27. Electoral reform
  28. 28. University reform World rankings for Australia’s universities, 2017. (SBS)
  29. 29. Public Service skills
  30. 30. Promote policy competition
  31. 31. Red teaming in Defence
  32. 32. Questions peterjennings@aspi.org.au

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