Safeguarding Australia 2015

Safeguarding Australia is the premier Australian national security summit. It brings high profile speakers from government and the private sector to discuss contemporary national security challenges and responses.

The 2015 conference theme is Global Violent Extremism and addresses the re-emergence of violent and radical ideologies as a major international security threat. The theme bridges external threats, such as the Islamic State, and their links to domestic threats, such as sectarian tensions within communities, the return of foreign fighters and internationally-inspired terror plots.

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  • Safeguarding Australia 2015

    Australia , Canberra·May 13 - 14, 2015

    Early Bird Registration opens until February 28, 2015.

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  • Conference Program

     

    • May 13, 2015
      • 8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration
      • 9:00 am - 9:30 amConference Opening Address
      • 9:30 am - 10:30 amKeynote: Violent Extremism in the new Asian threat landscape
      • 10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning Tea
      • 11:00 am - 12:30 pmInternational Threat Assessments: ISIL/ISIS and Al-Qaeda
      • 11:00 am - 12:30 pmMetadata and Predictive Analytics: Lessons from Business Techniques
      • 11:00 am - 12:30 pmData Analysis Demonstration
      • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
      • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmFighting Overseas Terrorist Networks
      • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmMetadata, Surveillance and Security
      • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Tea
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmTracking Terrorist Logistics and Financing
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmRoundtable on Surveillance and Ethics
      • 7:30 pm - 10:30 pmConference Dinner
    • May 14, 2015
      • 8:00 am - 9:00 amRegistration
      • 9:00 am - 9:30 amDay Two Opening Address

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  • Key Speakers

     

    Professor Rohan Gunaratna
    Violent extremism in the new Asian threat landscape. Abstract.
    Rohan Gunaratna is Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore.

    Professor Michael Wesley
    Violent extremism and Australia's national security.
    Michael Wesley is Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacifc Affairs at the Australian National University. Professor Wesley has published extensively and has authored several books on foreign policy, including The Howard Paradox: Australian Diplomacy in Asia.

    Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection
    Conference Dinner Speech
    Mr Pezzullo was appointed DIBP Secretary in 2014. Prior to this he has served the Commonwealth Government as CEO of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and as Deputy Secretary, Strategy in the Department of Defence.

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