2004 Program & presentations
2004 Speakers
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2004 Exhibitors

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Last updated: 23 December 2005


Day 1: 24 August 2004

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

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

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, >> Presentation not available yet
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


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


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

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

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


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


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


  • 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


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


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