Safeguarding Australia 2017

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    Safeguarding Australia 2017: the 14th National Security Annual Summit will be on the 3rd and 4th of May 2017 at QT Canberra. Draft program to be announced by the end of October 2016.


    National Security Science & Innovation Forum

    unnamedThe theme of Identity Management will be explored at the 2016 Safeguarding Australia Conference, through a ½ day National Security Science and Innovation stream.

    For those Australians working at the frontline of our National Security, identity management is a key challenge. Our capacity to preserve Australia’s border integrity is becoming increasingly challenging given the projected growth in people and cargo movements into Australia. In the coming years, increasingly sophisticated approaches to identity theft threaten to undermine our policing efforts. Read more.


    2016 Keynote Speakers Announced


    The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

    Mr Dutton was appointed as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection in December 2014 having served as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport from September 2013 after the election of the Coalition Government. In Opposition he served as Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation before being appointed as Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing in 2008. Mr Dutton was first elected to the Australian Parliament as the Member for Dickson in November 2001 at the age of 30. Read full biography.



    PRIME (Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism)

    PRIME (Preventing, Interdicting and Mitigating Extremism) is a major EU-funded international research project and will be presented by a team of European academics aiming to improve understandings of lone actor terrorism and to inform the design of social and physical counter-measures for the prevention of lone-actor radicalisation, the disruption of lone-actor terrorist plots, and the mitigation of terrorist attacks carried out by lone extremists. Find out more.



    The national security threat posed by contemporary terrorism ranges from organised attacks against societies, to inspired attacks against individuals. At the core of the threat is the spread of extremist propaganda used to radicalise, recruit and inspire others.

    The frontline of this conflict spans the globe and reaches the homes of ordinary citizens through traditional media and social networking platforms. Today’s counterterrorism initiatives include interdicting and disrupting terrorists operations, but they focus more than ever on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and combating terrorist propaganda.

    Safeguarding Australia 2016 will bring leading industry experts from state and federal governments, the corporate sector and Australian and international universities to explore evolving national security threats and opportunities for improving Australia’s resilience to violent extremism. Find out more.


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