2016 Keynote Speakers Announced

  • Peter DuttonPeter Dutton MP, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

    In November 2001 at the age of 30, Minister Dutton was elected as the Federal Member for Dickson in Queensland. In 2004, Minister Dutton became one of the youngest Ministers since Federation with his appointment as Minister for Workforce Participation, with responsibility for the Job Network, Disability Employment Services, Work for the Dole and transition to work opportunities for all unemployed Australians.In January 2006, Minister Dutton was promoted to Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer. He worked closely with the then Treasurer, Peter Costello, in areas including Budget preparation, taxation, superannuation, prudential regulation, and competition and consumer policy. 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.

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  • Conference Program 2015


    • 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 - 12:15 pmInternational Threat Assessments: ISIL/ISIS and Al-Qaeda
      • 11:00 am - 12:15 pmMetadata and Predictive Analytics: Lessons from Business Techniques
      • 11:00 am - 12:15 pmData Analysis Demonstration
      • 12:15 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
      • 9:30 am - 10:30 amKeynote: Australia’s National Security
      • 10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning Tea
      • 11:00 am - 12:15 pmCountering Violent Extremist Ideology
      • 11:00 am - 12:15 pmCyber Security Lecture
      • 12:15 pm - 1:30 pmLunch
      • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmForeign Fighters and Security
      • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pmData Theft and Information Security
      • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon Tea
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmProtecting Public Places
      • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pmGovernment and Industry Collaboration

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  • Blast Forum 2015


    The 2015 Blast Forum: 14th April, 9:00am-4:30pm, QT Hotel, Canberra

    In today’s world, knowledge of modern protective structures is vital for both building engineers and protective security specialists. There are many similarities when you consider these extreme events.

    The Blast and Other Extreme Events – Design and Modelling Forum will provide participants with a valuable overview of case studies, modelling tools and research projects in this area covering terrorist attacks, accidental explosions, mining explosions, floods, earthquakes, bushfires, risk and safety management etc. Leading practitioners, researchers and clients are invited to make presentations or attend.

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  • Key Speakers 2015


    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.

    Mr Allan McKinnon
    Australia’s Evolving Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
    Mr Allan McKinnon is Deputy Secretary, National Security and International Policy Group, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). He has responsibility for counter-terrorism policy and issues within PM&C.

    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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