Hon. Philip Ruddock, MP
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.
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
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.
Benjamin, Senior Fellow, International Security
Program, Centre for Strategic and International
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
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 Marshall Scholar.
Keelty, Police Commissioner, Australian Federal
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
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
B Moody, Senior Vice President
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.
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Maclean is Director of Emergency Services and
Chairman of Senior Medical Staff at Box Hill Hospital,
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
Templeman, Director General of Emergency Management
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