Safeguarding Australia 2016


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

Key Conference Themes

Workshop, Tuesday May 10th

  • Professional Development Session: Career management in the national security sector
  • Masterclass: The internet as a force multiplier for violent extremists
  • Counterterrorism Intelligence Simulation: The Bayzhanov Deception

Main Conference, Wednesday May 11th

  • Keynote Speech on countering inspired extremism
  • Counterterrorism policing strategies
  • Border security
  • Protecting public places

Main Conference, Thursday May 12th

  • Australia’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) policy
  • Radicalisation and extremist propaganda
  • Foreign fighter recruitment and disruption
  • Partnering with local communities
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Safeguarding Australia 2016 — Conference Program Overview

Safeguarding Australia is Australia’s premier national security conference. The annual summit is organised by the Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA), an Australian Research Council funded research cooperative.

  • Safeguarding Australia 2017

    General registration for the 2017 Conference is now open. Registration closes 4th May 2017.

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