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Police on Campus: Researching collaborative approaches to safety, security and cultural diversity on campus

Australian campuses reflect many of the characteristics and differences of the wider population and breaking down barriers and fears is important to enhancing the safety, security and well-being. To showcase some of the proactive and collaborative approaches, including the 'Police on Campus' pilot at Monash University, we spoke to Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett before her address…

27 Apr 2016, by test test

Defence & Security | Education | Occupational Health & Safety

Handling Security Threats: The Similarities and Differences Between Australian and US Campuses

As a preview to some of the issues that will be discussed at the upcoming 8th Annual Campus Security & Safety Conference held  in June we spoke with Lt. John Weinstein, a Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Police Department district commander. John oversees police operations on three campuses with 40,000 students.  Before joining NOVA, he was…

4 Apr 2016, by test test

Defence & Security

Counter-terrorism efforts open door to privacy breaches

Controversial data retention laws were recently passed in March this year amidst privacy abuse concerns. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015 forces telecommunications companies and internet service providers (ISPs) to hold clients' metadata for two years. Although this Bill was passed on the grounds of terrorism and serious crime prevention, access…

13 May 2015, by test test

Defence & Security

The threat of ISIS: Is Australia doing enough?

The emergence of ISIS and the introduction of new national security and anti-terror legislation continues to place a spotlight on Australia's borders, assets and information. Dr Rohan Gunaratna, Global Threat Environment Specialist and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, warned that governments need to be prepared to tackle…

15 Apr 2015, by test test

Defence & Security | Technology

The scope for change: What went on at the 3rd Annual Police Technology Forum

The Police Technology Forum took place on the 17-18 March, and it welcomed some of the industry’s most influential players in the area of law enforcement innovation. Some of the key topics included biometrics and identity security, crime prevention and design, privacy and surveillance and more. Below is a breakdown of some of the key…

1 Apr 2015, by test test

Defence & Security

Security experts say governments need to be prepared to tackle new levels of threat

Dr Rohan Gunaratna, Global Threat Environment Specialist and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, says, "Homeland security spending will continue to grow because there is a new global threat landscape that is emerging with the rise of ISIS. "So governments worldwide will have to invest…

12 Mar 2015, by test test

Defence & Security | Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Human factors in a naval control room: A quick catch up with DSTO’s Susan Cockshell

Susan Cockshell works within the weapons and combat systems division for the Defence Science & Technology Organisation. She has been involved with the organisation for 18 years focussing on integrating human needs and requirements into acquisition projects and conducting user-centred design for systems and operations rooms. We caught up with Susan for a brief Q&A…

9 Feb 2015, by test test

Defence & Security | Technology

Spotlight: Warwick Jones & the advancement of the Police Leadership Strategy

Warwick Jones is the Executive Director of the Australian Institute of Police Management. He will be using his insights and experience by chairing day two of the 3rd Annual Police Technology Summit. Warwick was appointed Executive Director of the AIPM in 2012. Since assuming this role he has led the implementation of a new business…

28 Jan 2015, by test test

Defence & Security

Chief Minister Adam Giles to open the Northern Australia Defence Summit

We are pleased to advise that the NT Chief Minister The Hon. Adam Giles MLA will be opening the 2nd Annual ADM's Northern Australia Defence Summit, which will take place on the 15th and 16th October in Darwin. Here is a snippet of the Chief Minister's background: Chief Minister Adam Giles was born in the Blue…

1 Oct 2014, by test test

Defence & Security | Healthcare

Doing more with less on healthcare security

The vast majority of healthcare security functions do not generate revenue, and those few that do rarely generate enough to be self-sustaining. Security costs money, but it should be viewed more as an investment rather than an expense. Unfortunately within the current climate, how healthcare security should be viewed and how it is often viewed, are entirely…

11 Sep 2014, by test test
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