ANU to lead national consultation on Australians’ view on security

09 Apr 2024

The National Security College at The Australian National University (ANU) will lead an ambitious whole-of-nation consultation on Australians’ views on national security and the major challenges we face in the 21st century.

Announced today at the ‘Securing our future’ conference taking place in Canberra, the program will see experts and affiliates from the ANU National Security College (NSC) “go on the road” as part of the national process of community consultation on security priorities and issues.

“We want to help generate a clearer understanding of what Australians think when they think about national security,” NSC Head Professor Rory Medcalf AM said in a major address at the conference.

“And we will synthesise and frame that knowledge to help government and parliament as they consider policy choices into the future. “Our team will hold consultations in a cross-section of locations spanning remote, rural and suburban Australia as well as secondary cities.

“We will seek to comprehend the diversity of perspectives in today’s Australia, identifying the risks or realities of fragmentation as well as opportunities for convergence.”

Read the full article at ANU Reporter.