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What past attendees said...

"Enjoyable dinner and presentations" - Harley Sparke, Corporate Protection Australia


"It provided a good opportunity to network with security industry" - Paul Power, Department of Defence


"Very interesting" - Paul Edwards, Attorney-General's Department


"Great content, very interesting" - Paul Alaimo, Department of Finance & Deregulation


"Overall an excellent conference and a great opportunity to network...the dinner and ASIO speaker were excellent and staff very helpful" - Ian Wing, Charles Sturt University


"Excellent speakers" - Paul Edwards, Attorney-General's Department


"Great diversity of presentations" - Mark Patch, Gibsons JBS


"Excellent service and venue" - Glen Salmon, Australian Fisheries Management Authority


"Very useful and enjoyable conference" - Phil Winter, Department of Defence


"Interesting topics...presentations of a very high standard" - Michael Thomas, Customs & Border Protection


"Well organised and informative. Quite a good networking opportunity" - Jodie Fitness, Cadden Crowe


Welcome to the 10th Anniversary National Security Australia 2012


Featuring Keynote International Speakers:
  DAC Janet Williams, Assistant Commissioner - Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard
  Matthew Hoh, Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy and Former US Marine Officer and US State Department Official
Key Speakers from the Australian National Security Sphere:
  Rogers Wilkins AO, Secretary, Attorney-General's Department
  Bill Paterson PSM, Australian Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism
  Michael Carmody, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Other Speakers:

  • Campbell Darby, First Assistant Secretary - Emergency Management Australia, Attorney-General's Department

  • Mike Rothery, First Assistant Secretary - National Security Resilience Policy Division, Attorney-General's Department

  • Phil Winter, Director, Australian Bomb Data Centre (AFP)

  • Sabeena Oberoi, Assistant Secretary, Cybersecurity & Asia-Pacific Engagement Branch, Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

  • Michael Hallowes, Emergency Services Commissioner, Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner, Victoria

  • Detective Superintendent Brian Hay, Head- Fraud & Corporate Crime Group, Queensland Police

  • Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana APM, Assistant Commissioner - Northwest Metro Region and former Assistant Commissioner - Counter Terrorism Coordination and Emergency Management Department, Victoria Police

  • Doug Smith, Chief Executive Officer, CRIMTRAC

  • John Visser, General Manager - Intelligence, AUSTRAC

  • Karen Harfield, Executive Director - Fusion, Target Development and Performance, Australian Crime Commission

  • David Parsons, Manager - Emergency Management & Security, Sydney Water and Chair - Water Services Group, The Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN)

  • Elizabeth de Somer, Regulatory Manager, Medicines Australia and Chair - Health Sector Group, The Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN)

  • Alastair MacGibbon, Director - Centre for Internet Safety, University of Canberra and Managing Partner, Surete Group. Former head of Trust & Safety, eBay Asia Pacific and founding Director of the Australian High Tech Crime Centre

  • Dr. Craig Wright, Executive Vice President - Asia Pacific, GICSR | Global Institute for Cyber Security + Research

  • Acting Inspector Stephen Jenkins, Regional Director - Australia, New Zealand & Oceania, The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) and Project Manager, Critical Incident Management System (CIMS) Project and Program Manager, Public Safety Front-line Communications (PSFC) Program, Major Programs and Projects Branch - Information and Communications Technology, Queensland Police Service

Watch the video highlights from 2011


IIR's 10th Anniversary National Security Australia Conference will convene in Melbourne on 29 February- 1 March 2012

To download a copy of the 2012 brochure CLICK HERE



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