Views from the nation on the US Alliance

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Panelists will discuss the results of a report led by Andrew O'Neil, Caitlin Byrne, Peter J Dean, and Stephan Frühling, examining Australian public perspectives on the Australia-US alliance.

In this project, funded by the Department of Defence as part of its Strategic Policy Grants Program, the research team from Griffith University, ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and US Studies Centre engaged communities across every Australian capital city and in selected regions on how Australia should use the US Alliance to its advantage as it navigates strategic challenges in the Indo-Pacific over the next 5-10 years.


The nationwide consultation process resulted in a number of key findings including the following:

• Australians remain positively predisposed towards the Alliance and find it of enduring value.

• There is a sense of uncertainty among Australians about what the Alliance is for today, as distinct from what it is against, or what it has been in the past.

• Many Australians believe that the Alliance needs to be extended to encompass deeper cooperation beyond the traditional defence context, including climate action.

View the Executive Summary which includes a summary of findings from the report.

Launch Event Details

Date: Monday, 5 December 2022

Time: 11.30am - 1.30pm

Location: National Room, National Press Club, Canberra

Moderated by: Dr. Michael Green, Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

Lunch will be provided for this event

RSVP by 28 November 2022

Due to room capacity, this event has limited seating and registration is essential.