Australian Strategic Policy Institute
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) is a government-funded think tank, based in Canberra, Australia. The members of its governing council are appointed by the Minister of Defence. Its website states that:
"In appointing Council members, the Government has observed the following principles:
- The Chairman should be an independent person of significant public standing.
- The membership would include one nominee from each of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, to ensure that ASPI retains its non-partisan character.
- The Secretaries of Defence and of Foreign Affairs and Trade should be members of the Council ex officio.
- The Council should include at least one member with experience at senior levels in the ADF (Australian Defence Force).
- Other members should bring experience from a range of backgrounds including business." 
- Mark Johnson (Chairman)
- Adrian Clunies-Ros (Deputy Chairman)
- Jim Carlton
- Alan Dupont
- Michael L'Estrange
- Stephen Loosley
- Paul McClintock
- Des Moore
- Jocelyn Newman
- Ric Smith
- Jim Wallace
- J. Roland Williams
- Hugh White (First director of the ASPI. Former Defence adviser to Kim Beazley and Bob Hawke, then Deputy Secretary for Strategy in Defence from 1995 to 2000) 
Accessed March 2008: 
- Executive Director - Major General Peter Abigail (Retd)
- Director of Research Programs - Anthony Bergin
- Andrew Davies - Program Director for the Operations and Capability Program.
- Mark Thomson - Program Director for the Budget and Management Program.
- Rod Lyon - Program Director for the Strategy and International Program.
- Carl Ungerer - Project Director – Australian National Security
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Staff, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, accessed March 12, 2008.
- Ben Eltham, "Note to ASPI: silence is not a winning strategy", Centre for Policy Development, 27th October, 2006.