Non-Resident Senior Fellow
(Senator) Stephen Loosley served in the Australian Parliament during the Hawke and Keating Governments (1990-1995), where he chaired both the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade and the Senate Regulations Committee.
Prior to his Senate service, Stephen was the General Secretary of the NSW Branch of the Australian Labor Party (1983–90). He also served a term as ALP National President (1991–92).
Stephen Loosley is now the Chair of the Advisory Board of Thales (Australia). He has served as Chair of the Woomera Prohibited Area Advisory Board and is a Director of O’Connell Street Associates. Stephen is the immediate past chair of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, where he is now a Senior Fellow.
In addition, Stephen serves as a Corporate Councillor of the Asia Society (Australia) and on the Board of the Ethics Centre and the Territorial Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. He also serves on the Board of CoverMore Travel Insurance. Previously he served on the Advisory Boards of Veolia (Australia/NZ) and Crescent Capital and on the Board of the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue.
Stephen holds First Class Honours degrees in Politics (UNSW, 1976) and Law (UTS, 1997). His first book, Machine Rules, was published by Melbourne University Press in August 2015.
Stephen is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London); a member of the Centre for Strategy and Governance (Canberra) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Sydney). He is a commentator on Australian and US politics for Sky News; writes for The Australian and The Spectator Australia and is the Book Editor for The Strategist, Canberra.
On Australia Day 2015, Stephen was awarded an AM for services to the Parliament and to public policy.
This week we could not have had a clearer contrast between the thriving political culture of the West and that of a paranoid dictatorship, writes Stephen Loosley for Sky News.
When the US M1 Abrams tanks come online in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky's forces will have superiority over their enemy in both quality and depth, writes Stephen Loosley for Sky News.
Any attack by China on its neighbour would prompt a strong response from an emboldened US-Japanese military alliance, and a Taiwan that has learned the lessons from Ukraine, writes Stephen Loosley.
Dictatorships simply cannot compete with the free discussion between Taiwanese legislators and their counterparts in the West, writes USSC non-resident senior fellow Stephen Loosley for Sky News.
The recent meeting of Australian and US politicians in Washington should send a clear warning sign to dictators that we are a “multiplied force” with the might of the American military in our...
Full marks to the United States, in consultation with American allies, for announcing very early on that the missile in question was unlikely to be a Russian one. It prevented even further tragedies...
In addition to fomenting sweeping international condemnation, Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine appears to have convinced key US allies in Europe to increase defence spending to levels that US presidents of all political...
Visiting Fellow Stephen Loosley AM (whose expertise combines presidential politics and Hollywood history) hosted an audience discussion following the film Dr Strangelove, addressing its Cold War subject-matter and its relevance in a renewed...
The United States Studies Centre held a special screening of Orson Welles' 1941 classic, Citizen Kane, at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington.
Visiting Fellow Stephen Loosley AM (whose expertise combines presidential politics and...