Australia’s National Security Strategy is the overarching policy document that guides our national security efforts over a five-year period. The National Security Capability Plan, as well as a number of other strategic documents such as the Defence White Paper, support this strategy.
In the National Security Strategy, Australia’s vision is for ‘a unified national security system that anticipates threats, protects the nation and shapes the world in Australia’s interest’. This vision is supported by four national security objectives:
Our national security capabilities enable our approach to the current national security environment as aligned with the National Security Strategy’s pillars.
A better understanding of what capabilities we have allows the Government to consider what tasks it can perform to manage national security risks and pursue opportunities in Australia’s national interest.