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Defence & Security

Education

STEM skills shortage and the modernisation of Australian Defence capability

The Government is making an unprecedented investment into Defence capability of around $200 billion, over the next decade. While this investment marks positive news for the modernisation of Defence’s capability, it represents only part of the equation. The modernisation of Australia’s Defence capability will create more opportunities for Australians to use their expertise, experience and…

6 Nov 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Australia-Singapore – how strategic is the ‘strategic relationship’?

Australia and Singapore have a newly agreed comprehensive strategic partnership, but how and to what extent can relations with Singapore advance Australia’s strategic objectives, as highlighted in the 2016 Defence White Paper? In advance of his address at the Northern Australia Defence Summit, Dr. Euan Graham of the Lowy Institute of International Policy spoke with…

7 Oct 2016, by Test Test

Infrastructure

Building the Territory: 2016 and beyond

The 2016 Building the Territory Conference concluded successfully recently along with the collocated SEAOOC and the Mining the Territory Conferences, forming the 8th Annual NT Resources Week, which took place on 14th and 15th September at the Darwin Convention Centre. A recent change in government saw us welcome the newly appointed Minister The Hon. Michael…

28 Sep 2016, by Test Test

Defence & Security

Examining Australia’s border protection strategy

In the lead up to National Security Summit 2016 we interviewed Department of Immigration and Border Protection Secretary, Michael Pezzullo, who shed light on the department's most pressing concerns and current strategy. What are the key operational challenges you are currently facing? Escalating volumes of people and goods are moving across international borders, borne from increasing…

19 Jul 2016, by Test Test

Defence & Security

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

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

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

The future of Australia’s submarines

Before coming into power, the Abbott government pledged to support the country's defence sector by manufacturing 12 new submarines in South Australia for the Royal Australian Navy. The country's next generation of submarines would follow the Collins-class vessels built by the Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) between 1990 and 2003. Last year, then Shadow Defence Minister…

29 Aug 2014, by Test Test

Defence & Security

Informa interviews Kerryn Smith about Australian defence skilling

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpM2vvBj5qE] We interviewed Kerryn Smith, Director, Skills and Workforce of Defence Teaming Centre who is speaking at the 6th Annual Defence Skilling Summit on the 16th and 17th September 2010 in Adelaide. 1) Can you provide your perspective on the current skilling issues facing the Australian defence industry? 2) What role is the Defence Teaming…

26 Aug 2010, by Test Test