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Chairman’s Welcome

18 April 2011 | Uncategorised

              Future Directions International (FDI) is an independent, not-for-profit Research Institute. It was established in 2000, by Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery  (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians, to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia. FDI’s…

FDI Internship Programme

17 April 2011 | Be Involved

Thank you for your interest in the FDI Internship Programme.  Future Directions International, in partnership with the University of Western Australia, Notre Dame University and the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Murdoch University, is pleased to offer internships that provide credit towards a university degree course. FDI invites high-achieving…

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17 April 2011 | Contact Us

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15 April 2011 | Uncategorised


People – The Board

15 April 2011 | People

  Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffery is the Founder and first founding Chairman of Future Directions International. He is a distinguished former soldier in the Australian Army and a former Governor of Western Australia. As an infantry and Special Forces officer he served operationally in Malaya, Borneo and South Vietnam (where he was awarded the…

Publication Guide

  • Associate papers are primary source assessments written by FDI associates. The assessment topics range from regional bilateral relationships and opportunities and challenges in our neighbouring countries.

  • Feature interviews are interviews conducted by an FDI Research Manager. Interview topics range from the sustainability of our planet to the improved provision of emergency food aid.

  • Normally issued in hardcopy, these represent a comprehensive study of one of FDI’s four research areas.

  • Strategic alerts are priority current intelligence items. We provide these alerts when events such as military deployments or foreign election results occur.

  • A 1500 to 3000 word, single topic assessment.

  • A number of short articles addressing current intelligence topics, issued each week.

  • A record of discussions resulting from a single, or series of, roundtable conferences.

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