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The 5th Homeland Security Summit & Exposition

The three day Safeguarding Australia Summit & Exposition provided a comprehensive understanding of the key policy, operational and technological developments in national security..

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Summit themes

  • Homegrown terrorism
  • The changing Government security agenda
  • Implementing mass gathering security
  • UK and US security priorities
  • Coping with catastrophic disasters
  • Public security awareness strategies
  • Incident response capabilities

The Summit included the RNSA Security Technology Conference - presenting key developments in science, engineering and technology.

Designed for the most influential decision makers from Australia’s national security community, this ground-breaking Summit examined the key strategies taking place within Australia’s homeland security sector.

This fifth Safeguarding Australia Summit was the leading government, business and academic event in the calendar of the homeland security community. It offered an unrivalled opportunity for attendees to learn about and discuss new trends that are shaping Australia’s homeland security strategies as they adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

Conference objectives

  • To examine the emerging key strategies within the homeland security sector and related issues where change may be required
  • To critically examine the prospects for home-grown terrorism and the consequent impact on Australia’s national security
  • To learn from the practices and homeland security action plans of other countries
  • To draw on the resources of delegates to further develop awareness of Australian homeland security
  • To identify critical next steps forward for the national security community

Conference outcomes

  • A clearer perspective on the key challenges in Australian homeland security policy
  • Continued support for national efforts to progress Australia’s homeland security
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Who attended
  • Senior representatives from the military and law enforcement communities
  • Senior State & Local government administrators
  • Strategic and intelligence analysts
  • Risk and security managers
  • Emergency services and health professionals
  • Critical infrastructure owners and operators
  • Engineers, scientists and technologists
  • Corporate and business executives

Keynote Speakers 

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke,
UK Metropolitan Police

Peter Clarke is Head of the Anti-Terrorist Branch at New Scotland Yard and National Co-ordinator for Terrorist Investigations. His responsibility is to lead and coordinate terrorist investigations in the UK . In this role he was prominent in the response to the terrorist attacks in London on 7 July 2005 and the further attempts of 21 July.

He is a graduate in Law from Bristol University and has an extensive police career including detective roles involving murder enquiries and international drugs intelligence.

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Dr David H. McIntyre, Director of the Texas A&M University Integrative Center for Homeland Security, USA

Dr McIntyre teaches homeland security and terrorism at The Bush School for Government and Public Service at Texas A&M, where he also directs the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Program.

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Dr Sandra Bell, Director of Homeland Security and Resilience Programs, Royal United Services Institute, UK

Dr Bell’s responsibility at the RUSI is to stimulate debate about policy options, technology and practices in homeland security and national resilience.

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Government Participants
  • ACT Department Of Emergency Services
  • ACT Department of Justice And Community Safety
  • Army
  • Attorney Generals Department
  • Australian Customs Service
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
  • Defence Intelligence Organisation
  • Defence Materiel Organisation
  • Defence Science & Technology Organisation
  • Defence Security Authority
  • Department of Defence
  • Department Of Industry, Tourism & Resources
  • Department Of Transport And Regional And Services
  • Emergency Management Australia
  • Geoscience Australia
  • NSW Department of Premier & Cabinet
  • NSW Police Service
  • Office Of National Assessments
  • Protective Security Coordination Centre
  • Qld Police Service
  • Royal Australian Air Force
  • Royal Australian Navy
  • US Department of Homeland Security
  • Victoria Police
Private Sector Participants
  • ANZ Banking Group
  • BAE Systems
  • Ball Solutions Group
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Coles Myer Ltd
  • Ericsson Australia
  • ESRI Australia
  • Hewlett-Packard Australia
  • Insurance Australia Group
  • Israel Aircraft Industries
  • L-3 Communications Australia
  • Martin International
  • Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade
  • Motorola
  • National Open Source Intelligence Centre
  • Noetic Solutions
  • SecureAus
  • SMS Management & Technology
  • State and Territory Police Services
  • Telstra
  • Tenix
  • The Distillery
  • Universal Risks
  • Visy Industries
  • Westfield





2006 Summit Sponsors


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Silver Sponsor

Crisis Mobile


Conference Dinner Sponsor

Point Trading

Satchel Sponsor


Official publication

Australian Defence Business Review



Australian Homeland Security Research Centre



Supporting organisation

Australian Homeland Security Research Centre

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General Inquiries: Keanne Stephenson
Homeland Security Communications Group
Tel 02 9420 2020 or 0412 472 766
Email keanne.stephenson@homelandsecuritygroup.com..au
Program chairs Day 1 & 2
Derek Woolner, Visiting Fellow, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre,
Australian National University
Tel 0415 510 028, Email derek.woolner@anu.edu.au &
Dr Anthony Bergin, UNSW@ADFA RNSA member, Mobile: 0418 626 472
Email anthony.bergin@safeguardingaustraliasummit.org.au

Day 3: RNSA Security Technology Conference
A/Prof Priyan Mendis
RNSA Network Convenor
University of Melbourne
Tel: 03 8344 7244
Email: p.mendis@civenv.unimelb.edu.au

Industry coordinator Athol Yates, Executive Director, Australian Homeland Security Research Centre
Tel 02 6161 5143
Email athol.yates@safeguardingaustraliasummit.org.au