Intelligence Analysis Today and Tomorrow – Mark Phythian 2009

The failure to fully anticipate or prevent the 11 September 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks and the failure to come close to correctly assessing the true state of Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) programmes both had catastrophic consequences. As a result, intelligence analysts have found their tradecraft subjected to the kind of public scrutiny previously […]

Australian Defence White Paper May 2009

Australian Defence White Paper – May 2009

Defence planning is, by its very nature, a complex and long-term business. Australian defence planning is one area of public policy where decisions taken in one decade have the potential to affect, for good or ill, Australia’s sovereignty and freedom of action for decades to come. The Government must make careful judgements about Australia’s long-term defence […]

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) Review of Admin and Expenditure 2007-2008 – Feburary 2009

The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) is Australia’s security service. It is a critical component of Australia’s national security community and deals with threats to Australia’s security. ASIO’s roles and responsibilities are set out in the ASIO Act. ASIO’s primary function is to collect, analyse and disseminate security intelligence. In this context, the ASIO Act […]

2008 ASX IPO Activity Dives in 2008 Deloitte Dec 2008

ASX IPO Activity Dives in 2008 – Deloitte December 2008

The best performing IPO for 2008 was Phosphate Australia, which listed on 1 July after raising $10 million on the back of soaring prices for phosphate, an essential fertiliser input. At one stage, the company had produced a gain of more than 300% for investors, before sliding to 70% at the survey cut off date. […]

Review Homeland and Border Security – Ric Smith Decmeber 2008

At any time Australia faces threats from a range of sources which in different ways can put our institutions of state, our people, our economic assets and our technology at risk. These hazards include espionage, foreign interference, terrorism, politically motivated violence, border violations, drug trafficking, cyber attack, organised crime, natural disasters, industrial accidents and biosecurity […]

Australian National Counter-Terrorism Plan – Alert System October 2008

The National Counter-Terrorism Plan  (NCTP) outlines responsibilities, authorities and the mechanisms to prevent, or if they occur, manage acts of terrorism and their consequences within Australia. The NCTP will be updated as required and reviewed by the National Counter-Terrorism Committee (NCTC) at least every three years, as part of the review of counter-terrorism arrangements. A […]

2008 NSW Technology Firms in Financial Services DSRD Aug 2009

NSW Technology Firms in Financial Services – DSRD August 2009

Sydney has many strengths that make it a leader in the financial services industry. The city hosts 53 of the 55 authorised deposit-taking banks in Australia, plus all of the 10 foreign subsidiary banks and all of the 31 local branches of foreign banks. Sydney is the head office location of the Reserve Bank of […]

Statement Intellectual Property Principles for Australian Government Agencies – July 2008

The Australian Government is a major investor in the creation and development of intellectual property (IP) through its many activities in science, health, education, public infrastructure, information technology, defence and arts and culture. The Intellectual Property Principles for Australian Government Agencies (‘the Statement of IP Principles’) provides a policy for the management of IP by […]

Innovation Review – DSTO Submission – April 2008

The Department of Defence and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) together form one of the largest organisations in the country. Defence is a significant player in the innovation domain. In 2008-09 departmental appropriations will be $21,757.8m. The organisation consists of approximately 52,000 permanent members of the ADF, some 20,000 reservists, and approximately 21,600 civilian workers. […]