Australia in the 21st Century


Australia in the 21st Century is a foreign policy group that was formed in November 2016 by experts from government, universities, defence, medicine, and the media. The co-signatories share a strong interest in developing independent foreign, security and trade policies for Australia in this rapidly changing world.

Below is a list of the group’s members:

Willy Bach, MPhil, School of History, UQ, Peace Scholar and activist, former British soldier in the CIA’s Secret War in Laos 

Paul Barratt AO, former Secretary, Department of Defence, President Australians for War Powers Reform 

Allan Behm, author, former senior official, Defence and Attorney General’s Departments

Dr Alison Broinowski, former Australian diplomat, Vice-President Australians for War Powers Reform, Vice-President Honest History 

Richard Broinowski, President, Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW, former Ambassador to Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, and to Mexico, the Central American Republics and Cuba 

Richard Butler AC, former Ambassador to the United Nations, Thailand, Cambodia, , the United Nations for Disarmament Matters, Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission to disarm Iraq 

Emeritus Professor Joseph Camilleri OAM, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, La Trobe University 

Andrew Farran, former senior officer, Departments of External Affairs and Defence, former law academic, Treasurer Australians for War Powers Reform 

Michael Keating AC, former Secretary Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Anthony Kevin, former Ambassador to Poland and Cambodia, Emeritus Fellow, ANU 

Ian Lincoln, Vice President, Australian Institute of International Affairs NSW, former Ambassador to Vietnam  

John Menadue AO, former CEO of Qantas, former Secretary Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, former Ambassador to Japan 

Geoff Miller AO, former Director ONA, former Ambassador to Japan, the Republic of Korea, and High Commissioner to New Zealand 

James O’Neill , Barrister at Law 

John Ridley, Principal, Clifton Group Communications Strategists, Melbourne  

Professor Ramesh Thakur, Director, Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament in the Crawford School, Australian National University 

John Tilemann, Consultant at Counter Proliferation Consulting, former Australian diplomat   

Dr Sue Wareham OAM, Secretary Australians for War Powers Reform 

Professor Hugh White, Strategic Studies Centre, Australian National University 

Garry Woodard, Senior Fellow, Political Science, University of Melbourne, former Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China 

Richard Woolcott AC, former Secretary Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 

Terri-Ann White , Director, University of Western Australia Press

Pera Wells, former Secretary-General World Federation of UN Associations

 



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