National Security Podcast: Election Explained

In this episode of National Security PodcastPolicy Advisor at ANU’s National Security College, Felicity Millar, investigates several national security policy issues with expert commentators in the run-up to the 2022 federal election.

With the 2022 federal election approaching, it is time to assess the range of national security policies on offer to the electorate. In this episode, Felicity Millar is joined by four experts – Senior Lecturer at the ANU Center for Strategic and Defense Studies Andrew Carr, Senior Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Center Hayley Channer, Associate Professor at the Law School of the Bond University Danielle Ireland-Piper, and Director of Ethical Intelligence and former Managing Director of Emergency Management Australia Mark Croswell – to explore proposed policies in 2022 in four key areas: defence, homeland security, international partnerships and resilience to disasters. They identify areas of bipartisanship, note political differences where they exist, and highlight areas of potential influence for minor and independent parties in shaping national security policy. Listen now:

If you want more information about these policies, see the ANU National Security College’s detailed information. National Security Election Snapshots.

Andre Carr is a senior lecturer at the Center for Strategic and Defense Studies at the Australian National University (ANU). His research focuses on strategy, middle powers and Australian defense policy.

Hayley Channer is Senior Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. It produces analysis on foreign and defense policy in the Indo-Pacific, collaborates with key Australian government agencies and other policy stakeholders, and builds and supports the Centre’s national and international network.

Marc Crossweller is director of Ethical Intelligence, an ethical leadership consultancy, and former chief executive of Emergency Management Australia. He led the National Resilience Task Force for the Commonwealth Government of Australia.

Danielle Ireland Piper is an Associate Professor at Bond University Law School and co-organizer of the Transnational, International and Comparative Law and Politics Network.

Felicite Millar is Director General and Policy Advisor at the National Security College of the ANU. She previously held positions with the National Intelligence Community, the Australian Cyber ​​Security Center and the ANU.

The ANU National Security College is independent in its activities, research, and editorial judgment, and does not take institutional or partisan positions on policy issues. The opinions expressed are solely those of our customers.

We would love to hear from you! Send your questions, comments and suggestions to [email protected]. You can tweet us @NSC_ANU and don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any of the next episodes. The National Security Podcast is available at A casting, Apple podcast, Spotifyand wherever you find your podcasts.

Melvin B. Baillie