DFAT Submission for Enhanced Australian Support for Ukraine

In light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Australia’s role and responsibilities on the global stage call for a strategic review and possible enhancement of our support. This submission aims to evaluate the current scope of Australia’s assistance to Ukraine, focusing on its timing, coordination, comprehensiveness, and effectiveness. It also addresses efforts to counteract misinformation and hold the aggressor, Russia, accountable in line with international norms and laws. Our key proposal here is to engage community organisations (like ours) to assist in countering mis- and dis-information, as part of creating a Whole-of-Country ecosystem capable of detecting, countering and even preventing the dissemination of Kremlin’s influence.