Safeguarding Australia 2004

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    The 2004 conference objectives were:

    1. to consider measures taken since 9/11 to reduce the threat of terrorism within Australia, and to respond and to recover should an attack occur
    2. to consider alternative policy approaches for the management of homeland security in Australia
    3. to review central issues in the maintenance of Australia’s security from terrorist attack.

    Who attended?

    • Senior representatives from the military and law enforcement communities
    • Senior State & Local government adminstrators
    • Strategic and intelligence analysts
    • Risk and security managers
    • Emergency services and health professionals
    • Critical infrastructure providers
    • Engineers, scientists and technologists
    • Corporate and business executives

     

    Program Chair
    Derek Woolner
    0415 510 028
    derek.woolner@homelandsecurityconference.org.au

    Program

    Day 1: 24 August 2004

    8:30-8:40 Welcome
    Associate Professor David Lovell, Acting Rector, University of NSW, Australian Defence Force Academy
    8:40-9:50

    Keynote Speaker: Are we winning the war against terrorism?

    • Current situation in the struggle against global terrorism
    • The nature of future terrorist actions

    Daniel Benjamin, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington – author of The Age of Sacred Terror and formerly Director of Counter Terrorism, National Security Council in the Clinton Administration.
    DVD of video address and questions is available, $12.00, contact info@homelandsecurityconference.org.au, 3 weeks delivery time. Benjamin’s book is available from ADFA Bookshop, $31.95 +pp, call Denise, 02 6257 3467.

    10:20-10:50 Official Opening: The Australian approach to counter terrorism
    The Hon. Philip Ruddock, MP, Attorney-General >>Presentation, 30k pdf
    10:50-12:45

    Critical Issues for National Security – Threats of violence

    Vulnerability of the built environment

    • Measuring levels of vulnerability
    • Scaling of consequences
    • Availability of kinetic and chemical agents and their deployment opportunities
    • Weapons’ impact and flow-on impacts

    Greg Scott, Leader, Critical Infrastructure Project Risk Research Group, Geoscience Australia, >>
    Don Williams, Managing Director XTEC Consulting >>Presentation Part 1, 3500k pdf, Part 2 4200k pdf

    Management of consequences

    • Health system response
    • Field deployment
    • Hospital capacity

    Dr Andrew Maclean, Director of Emergency Services, Box Hill Hospital and Chair, Public Health Committee, Australian College of Emergency Medicine. >>Presentation, 1230k pdf

    State police approach

    • Accommodating State priorities within the whole-of-nation approach
    • Emergency management coordination
    • Securing public gatherings

    Superintendent Mathew Anderson, Commander CTCU, Victorian Police >> Presentation, 4200 pdf

    13:45-15:20

    Critical Issues for National Security -Business and community involvement

    Greater involvement of business, professions and the community

    • Success of initiatives to involve business leaders in security
    • Sustainability of private sector awareness
    • Countering community apathy
    • Sharing costs between business and society
    • Impact of Maritime Transport Security Act on Australian port operations and the issue of cost recovery
    • The effectiveness of the public private aviation security model as a policy making tool

    Gerard Walsh, Principal G P Walsh & Associates, formerly Deputy Director ASIO and head of AMP Security >>Presentation, 50 pdf
    Tim Blood, Managing Director, P&O Ports Australia and New Zealand >> Presentation, 1130 pdf
    John George, Group 4 Securitas >> Presentation, 200k pdf

    15:50-16:45

    Critical Issues for National Security – Visa control and border management

    • Changes to visa issuing systems
    • Evaluation of ongoing concerns

    Vince McMahon, Executive Director Border Security, Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
    Professor William Maley, Director, Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU >> Presentation, 6k pdf

    18:30-19:30 Networking drinks and launch of the UNSW@ADFA Defence Studies Forum
    Carlyle A. Thayer, Professor and Director
    Jeffrey Grey, Professor and Director
    19:30-22:00 Conference Dinner
    Host, Bruce Howard, Security Commissioner, Engineers Australia
    Michael Keelty, Police Commissioner, Australian Federal Police, >> Presentation, 35k pdf
    Day 2: 25 August 2004
    8:50-9:00 Welcome
    Professor Bill Caelli, AO, Head of the School of Software Engineering and Data Communications and the founder in 1988 of the Information Security Research Centre at the Queensland University of Technology >> Presentation, 544k pdf
    9:00-10:00

    Keynote Speaker: The human dimension in counter-terrorism

    • Working with the Muslim community to increase security – the British experience

    Superintendent Nicholas O’Brien, New Scotland Yard >>Presentation, 3500k pdf

    10:00-11:00

    Alternative arrangements for Homeland Security – Labor’s blueprint for Homeland Security

    • Scope and nature of Labor’s proposed Department of Homeland Security
    • Problems of the Government’s current approach
    • Issues in engaging business and the community

    Robert McClelland, MP, Opposition Spokesman on Homeland Security >> Presentation, 20k pdf

    11:30-12:30

    Alternative arrangements for Homeland Security – The US experience

    • Lessons from the establishment and operation of the US Department of Homeland Security

    Darryl B Moody, Bearing Point United States VP for Homeland Security >> Presentation, 800k pdf

    13:30 – 15:00

    Australian Security – Achievements since 9/11

    Whole of nation coordination

    • National counter-terrorism arrangements

    Andrew Metcalfe, Deputy Secretary, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet >> Presentation, 200k pdf

    Intelligence and prevention

    • Moves towards greater integration of data flows
    • Managing the agency interface

    Ian Cousins, Deputy Director-General, ASIO, no presentaiton provided

    Recovery

    • Scope and emphasis of preparations for managing the consequences of terrorist actions
    • Lessons from multi-jurisdictional exercises

    David Templeman, Director-General, Emergency Management Australia >> Presentation, 120k pdf

    15:30-16:30

    Concluding Panel – Implications of the election

    The views of three prominent Australian political and security journalists

    • Geof Barker, Australian Financial Review, no presentation
    • Trevor Thomas, ADBR, >> Presentation, 200k pdf
    16:30-16:40 Closing address
    Speakers

    The Hon. Philip Ruddock, MP
    Attorney-General

    Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs from 1996, changing Cabinet post to Attorney General in 2003. Responsible for national security and counter-terrorism including ASIO, Emergency Management Australia, the National Security Hotline, and the Protective Security Coordination Centre.

    Robert McClelland, MP
    Shadow Minister for Homeland Security

    Mr McClelland’s role, if elected, would be to enhance national security coordination by bringing together the 11 different portfo-lios responsible for national security arrangements into one Department of Homeland Security.

    Superintendent Nicholas O’Brien
    New Scotland Yard

    Counter terrorism liaison officer at the British High Commission, Canberra and, prior to that, head of International Terrorist and Public Order Intelligence Operations at New Scotland Yard. He has also represented the UK at the European Police Working Group on Terrorism. Nicholas O’Brien is a recognised expert on suicide terrorism and was integral to the development of UK practice on liasing with the Muslim community.

    Daniel Benjamin
    Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington

    Daniel Benjamin is co-author of The Age of Sacred Terror (2002) which documents the rise of Al-Qaeda and religiously motivated terrorism, as well as America’s efforts to combat that threat. The Age of Sacred Terror was selected as a “Notable Book of 2002” by the New York Times and the Washington Post.

    He was Director of Counter Terrorism in the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration. In June, The Age of Sacred Terror received the 2004 Arthur Ross Book Award for work on US foreign policy issues from the Council on Foreign Relations, the most prestigious recognition of its kind in the US.

    Daniel is currently a senior fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington. Prior to joining CSIS in January 2001, he was Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

    Before joining the Clinton Administration. He was Berlin bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal and remains a frequent columnist for the international edition of Time. He holds degrees from Harvard and Oxford Universities, where, at the latter, he was a MarshallScholar.

    Michael Keelty
    Police Commissioner, Australian Federal Police

    Mr Keelty was appointed Commissioner of Police of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on April 2, 2001.

    Mr Keelty’s policing career began in 1974 with the ACT Police, which subsequently merged with the Commonwealth Police to become the Australian Federal Police in 1979.

    During his career Mr Keelty has worked in a variety of fields, including community policing, national drug operations and intelligence. He was appointed as Deputy Commissioner in December 2000.

    Mr Keelty received the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service in 1996 and the Centenary Medal, for service to the AFP, in 2003. He was awarded the Bintang Bhayangkara Utama Medal by Her Excellency, President of the Republic of Indonesia, Madame Megawati Soekarnoputri, in 2003 in recognition of the AFP’s close cooperation with the Indonesian National Police.

    He holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education, is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. As Commissioner of the AFP, Mr Keelty is the Chair of the Board of the Australian Crime Commission. Mr Keelty is also the Deputy Chair of the Australian National Council on Drugs and Co-Chair of the Board of Control of the Australian Institute of Police Management.

    Darryl B Moody
    Senior Vice President, BearingPoint Inc.

    In December 2001 Darryl Moody was one of the first brought in to assist the Transportation Security Administration improve aviation security processes and establish internal operations. He has been involved with the US Department of Homeland Security since its inception and will provide an insight into its organisation and effectiveness.

    Tim Blood
    Managing Director, P&O Ports Australia and New Zealand

    Tim Blood joined P&O Ports in 1993 as Manager of the Melbourne Container Terminal. He became General Manager of all the Australian Container Terminals in 1998 and General Manager of the Terminals and General Stevedoring Facilities in 2001.

    Tim became Managing Director of P&O Ports, Australia & New Zealand in May 2002. Prior to joining P&O Ports, Tim was a senior executive with the John Holland Group. He has held a variety of senior management positions in the Construction, Engineering and Oil/Gas Industries and commenced his career at the Mobil/Esso Altona refinery. He has a degree in Engineering from the University of Melbourne, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

    He has been a regular commentator on maritime security and its effectiveness.

    John George
    OBE, Group General Manager, Group 4 Securitas

    Group 4 Securitas is the largest Australian owned security organisation. John has considerable experience in security and assumed his present position as Group General Manager of Security, Risk & Safety Division in January 2003. John served in the Army for 23 years. He actively participates in a range of security industry related committees.

    Andrew Metcalfe
    Deputy Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

    Andrew Metcalfe is Deputy Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, responsible for coordination of policy advice to the Prime Minister on areas including counter-terrorism, security, border protection, law enforcement and intelligence. Mr Metcalfe is the chair of the National Counter Terrorism Committee, the key national coordination body on counter terrorism issues. He also chairs the Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Policy Committee, which coordinates the policy activities of all relevant Commonwealth Government departments and agencies.

    Ian Cousins
    Deputy Director, ASIO

    Ian Cousins is the Deputy Director-General, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. He was born in Sydney and joined the Department of External Affairs in 1970. Between 1971 and 1977, he was posted to the Australian Embassies in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Lisbon. From 1977 to 1997, he worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on international security matters, particularly arms control, non-proliferation and Asia Pacific security. During this time, he was posted to the Australian Embassy in Vienna where he was Deputy Head of Mission and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. His last assignment in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before joining ASIO in 1997 was First Assistant Secretary, International Security Division. Ian Cousins is the Deputy Director-General, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

    He was born in Sydney and joined the Department of External Affairs in 1970. Between 1971 and 1977, he was posted to the Australian Embassies in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Lisbon. From 1977 to 1997, he worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on international security matters, particularly arms control, non-proliferation and Asia Pacific security.

    During this time, he was posted to the Australian Embassy in Vienna where he was Deputy Head of Mission and Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office and the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna. His last assignment in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before joining ASIO in 1997 was First Assistant Secretary, International Security Division.

    Inspector Matthew Anderson
    Counter Terrorism Coordination Unit of the Victoria Police Force

    Inspector Matthew Anderson is assigned to the Counter Terrorism Coordination Unit of the Victoria Police Force. For the previous 20 months he has been the Project Manager responsible for managing the protection, and ensuring the continuity of Critical Infrastructure within Victoria. He has a strong interest in enhancing the capabilities of Australian police and law enforcement agencies and Government departments through preventing, preparing for and responding to a potential terrorist threat or incident. A member of the Victoria Police for 26 years, he has served at the Armed Robbery Squad, Ethical Standards Department and the Special Operations Group and the Criminal Justice Enhance Program (CJEP). Recently, he was awarded a Churchill Scholarship to study Critical Infrastructure Protection in the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France and Israel.

    Greg Scott
    Leader, Critical Infrastructure Project Risk Research Group, Geoscience Australia

    A geographer with an NZCD (Survey) and Graduate Diploma in Geography from the Australian National University, Greg is recognised nationally as a leading GIS practitioner and an expert in the application of GIS technologies to natural hazard and disaster risk modelling and mapping.

    He has spent the past 2 years applying natural hazard risk-GIS approaches to a wide range of activities relating to counter-terrorism and critical infrastructure protection with regard to the built environment. Working closely with Australian Government agencies, Greg has successfully demonstrated the capabilities of spatial information and GIS in several operational national counter-terrorism exercises. The Critical Infrastructure Project has been created in an effort to better understand the many complex issues underpinning critical infrastructure processes and interdependencies with regard to all hazards.

    Don Williams

    Don Williams holds qualifications in Security Management, Security Risk Management as well as Project and Resource Management. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (International). He has over 20 year’s experience as a bomb technician in the Australian Army including three years at the Australian Bomb Data Centre. Don was the Bomb Risk Manager for the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics. He is a member of the Venue Managers’ Association and the Institute of Explosive Engineers and is the Australian Chapter Director of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. He is Managing Director of XTEK Consulting Services Pty Ltd.

    Professor William Maley

    Dr William Maley, AM, is Professor and Foundation Director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. He taught for many years in the School of Politics, University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, and has served as a Visiting Professor at the Russian Diplomatic Academy, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Refugee Studies Program at Oxford University.

    He is author of The Afghanistan Wars (2002); co-authored Regime Change in Afghanistan: Foreign Intervention and the Politics of Legitimacy (1991) and Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan (1992).

    He also produced a paper on The Foreign Policy of the Taliban (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2000), and co-authored another paper entitled Afghanistan: Reconstruction and Peacebuilding in a Regional Framework (2001).

    Gerard Walsh

    Gerard Walsh is a risk management and corporate security adviser, consulting to a number of major companies. For nearly six years, until April 2004, he held the position of Corporate Security Executive for AMP where he was responsible for the protection of business-critical data, security policy settings, strategic assessments as they impacted on the company’s assets, counter-terrorism strategy and contingency planning.

    In 1996 he conducted a review for the Commonwealth Government of policies relating to encryption, as they affected law enforcement and national security.

    From 1986-96 he was the Deputy Director-General of ASIO, where he was responsible for its operational and analytical activities. Earlier he headed its Protective Security Branch, where he managed the security checking programs for government, the protective security consultancy to Commonwealth agencies and ASIO’s foreign liaison program.

    He holds a BA from the University of Melbourne, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of ISMA, AIM and ASIS, among other professional affiliations.

    Vince McMahon
    Executive Coordinator, Border Control and Compliance, Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

    Vince is a member of a number of counter-terrorism committees including the Australian Government Counter Terrorism Policy Committee.

    Vince holds an economics degree and studied advanced economic programming at the IMF Institute in Washington DC.

    He worked for a decade in economic areas of Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet and Finance on a range of exchange rate, trade and industry and budgetary policy issues. Vince has been in the Senior Executive Service since 1986. He has been a Chief Finance Officer and Chief Information Officer. He has been responsible for regional operations, migration strategy and planning, corporate governance and infrastructure. He was the Australian Correspondent to the OECD SOPEMI group and a member of the associated working party looking at population movements, structural change and the role of immigration in economic development. He was a member of the Australian Delegation in Cairo to the 1994 UN International Conference on Population and Development and Alternate Leader of the Australian Delegation to the Preparatory Committee meetings in New York

    He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2000.

    Andrew Maclean
    Director of Emergency Services and Chairman of Senior Medical Staff at Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne

    Andrew Maclean is Director of Emergency Services and Chairman of Senior Medical Staff at Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne. He is also Director of Emergency Medicine training at Box Hill Hospital. He has an honourary lecturer appointment with the Department of Medicine at Monash University. He has been a federal councilor of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine since 1999 and is the current chair of the Public Health committee of the College. He has served on numerous hospital and state committees including the Victorian Emergency and Critical Care committee and the Victorian Influenza Surveillance subcommittee.

    David Templeman
    Director General of Emergency Management Australia

    David Templeman is the Director General of Emergency Management Australia (EMA), the Australian Government agency responsible for reducing the impact of natural, technological and human caused disasters on the Australian community.

    Prior to his appointment as Director General on 13 June 2000, David worked in the Department of Defence for 33 years, primarily in the fields of Human Resource Management, Organisational Development and in major departmental restructuring.

    He has held several Senior Executive Service appointments during a 14-year period. David was born in Hobart, Tasmania, and is a graduate of the Australian National University, the Australian Defence Staff Colleges and the Harvard Business School.

    Exhibitors

    This event presented organisations with a unique opportunity to showcase their products to an audience of key stakeholders in Australian homeland security.

    • Australian Defence Business Review
    • Australian Defence Magazine
    • Australian Homeland Security Research Centre
    • Australasian Infrared Systems
    • Bearing Point Australia P/L
    • Bekaert Specialty Films
    • Cardax Australia
    • Cintec Australasia P/L
    • CIT Solutions
    • Counter Terrorism Solutions
    • Critchlow Associates Limited
    • Defcon Technologies
    • Dialog
    • GHD P/L
    • GRYFFIN P/L
    • ICT Systems P/L
    • ID Warehouse
    • Infratherm P/L
    • Inline Systems P/L
    • IPS SAS P/L
    • Kaba Australia
    • Kobra Shredders Australia
    • L-3 Communications Australia P/L
    • MapInfo Australia
    • Materialised P/L
    • Ocean Software
    • Point Trading
    • SAS Institute Australia P/L
    • Safety Equipment Australia P/L
    • Secure Systems Limited
    • Tenix Defence – Land Divsion
    • The Distillery P/L
    • Tough P/L
    • VSL Prestressing (Aust) Pty Ltd
    • XTEK P/L