ADA publications

The ADA's formal publications and research papers provide comprehensive background information and comment on a wide range of longstanding or recurring national security issues.



Discussion papers

ADA discussion papers tackle major or recurring subjects in Australian debate on strategic security, defence and wider national security issues. Each paper is a stand-alone contribution to informed public debate.


From 1995-2014 "Defence Brief" was the monthly, later quarterly, national email bulletin of the Australia Defence Association. Back issues providing historical detail on recurring matters can be downloaded below. Regular ADA commentary is now much more frequent using social media, principally twitter (@austdef), including links to documents and articles of strategic security interest.

Defender (national journal)

For 25 years from 1983 to 2008 "Defender" was widely acknowledged as the primary journal of record for informed, topical and apolitical public debate on Australian strategic security, defence and wider national security issues.


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