Australian National Security Industry Directory – January 2007

Australian national security management and protection cannot be underestimated due to the role of Australian Government. All levels of government are involved in planning and the response to any threat within our borders. Protection ranges from intelligence gathering both in Australia and overseas through to management of critical infrastructure. The Attorney General’s Department defines critical […]

Improving Defence Management

Despite recent improvement, Defence management remains imperfect. Click here to download the report: Improving Defence Management This Special Report outlines the author’s view of problems with Defence management and suggests solutions. Consistent with the Review’s terms of reference, no attempt is made to  examine the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO). Nor have the internal management of […]

Overview of Australia’s Intelligence Agencies ONA 2006

Australia’s intelligence agencies play a crucial role in informing the government about developments overseas and in Australia that affect Australia’s national security and international interests. They are the front line in the fight against terrorism. In order to be effective, our intelligence agencies need to protect what they know, how they operate and their sources […]

Protecting Australia Against Terrorism 2006

The first responsibility of the Australian Government is to protect Australia, its people and interests. Five years on from the attacks of 11 S eptember 2001 on the United States, terrorism remains a serious threat to Australia. This publication updates the 2004 edition of Protecting Australia Against Terrorism and describes the Australian Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. […]

2005 Airport Security Policing Review Wheeler Sept 2005

2005 Airport Security Policing Review Wheeler Sept 2005 The safety and security of the people of Australia is the first duty of the Australian Government. The public has anexceptional sensitivity to aviation and airport security and a concern that criminality may lead to vulnerabilities that could be exploited by terrorists. The Review was impressed by […]

2004 Profile of Australian Defence Industry Acil Tasman Nov 2004

2004 Profile of Australian Defence Industry Acil Tasman Nov 2004 This Study of Australian defence industry undertaken by ACIL Tasman examines the role of Australian defence industry in supplying and supporting Australia’s defence capabilities. As ACIL Tasman shows in this Study, private sector enterprises – large and small – play critical roles in the provision […]

2004 Flood report into Australias Intelligence Agencies July 2004

2004 Flood report into Australias Intelligence Agencies July 2004 On 4 March 2004, the Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard MP, announced this Inquiry into Australia’s intelligence agencies. The announcement followed the release on 1 March of the report of the inquiry of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD into intelligence on […]

2004 Australian Critical Infrastructure Protection National Strategy March 2004

2004 Australian Critical Infrastructure Protection National Strategy March 2004 This strategy is intended to provide an overarching statement of principles for critical infrastructure protection in Australia, and outline the major tasks and assign responsibilities necessary for their application.  This strategy is for use not only by government, but also by the owners and operators of […]

Reviewing the Defence Capability Plan 2004–2014

The good, the bad and the ugly Click here to download the report: Reviewing the Defence Capability Plan 2004–2014 The 2004 revision of the DCP does three things. Firstly, it adds new projects and adjusts the timing of existing projects to take account of changed priorities. Secondly, it accommodates the cost increases that have arisen […]

2003 Implementation Plan For ICT Research – National Research Priorities DSTO

2003 Implementation Plan For ICT Research – National Research Priorities DSTO DSTO’s mission is to ‘provide expert, impartial and innovative application of science and technology to the defence of Australia and its national interests’. This mission maps completely onto the Priority Goal of Transformational Defence Technologies within the Safeguarding Australia Research Priority. As well, DSTO’s […]