Foreign Policy and Defence

The Foreign Policy and Defence Program examines the historically strong Australia-US relationship and works to address the challenges and opportunities ahead as the alliance evolves in a changing Asia.


Australian Government

The Alliance 21 Program's second phase is chiefly supported by a research grant from the Australian Government. The Alliance 21 Program's steering committee is chaired by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and also consists of representatives from the Department of Defence and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Dow Australia

Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. In Australia & New Zealand, Dow has approximately 400 employees across a network of production, sales and R&D sites that provide products and solutions to meet the needs of the Agricultural, Coatings, Oil and Gas, Mining, Packaging, Personal Care, Home, Transportation and Water markets.

Northrop Grumman Australia

As a leading global security company Northrop Grumman is committed to being at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability in tandem with maximized cost efficiencies. This includes our markets around the world where we continue to expand our international presence, strengthen our international partnerships and broaden our focus to one that is increasingly global.

News Corp Australia

News Corp Australia is part of one of the world’s largest and leading global media and information services businesses - News Corp. Each month, over 15 million Australians choose to consume news and information across News Corp Australia’s suite of multi-platform products – more than any media group in Australia. News Corp Australia also has significant investments in allied Australian media enterprises Foxtel, the REA Group and AAP.


Boral limited is an international building and construction materials group, headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Boral’s competitive position is underpinned by leading market positions in Cement and Construction Materials in Australia; Plasterboard in Australia and Asia; and Cladding and Roof Tiles in the USA.

The Foreign Policy and Defence Program receives funding support from the following partners