• National Security Summit


    The Financial Review’s National Security Summit will shine a light on the people, policies and problems that will shape our future.
    22 October 2020
    A virtually delivered event

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What should Australia do to protect its safety and interests in national security, and who should we align with? What opportunities can we get behind?

This high-level, policy-driven event will assess imminent and long-term threats and their opportunities that face Australia on the home front, regionally, and in cyberspace.

With keynote addresses from the politicians charged with safeguarding our future, and the businesses that are doing it well, this is a unique opportunity to also hear from the chiefs of the key agencies responsible for the safety and security of the nation.

Check out a preview of our virtual delegate experience.


WELCOME RECEPTION | Sunday 24th November 2019

The AFR will be hosting welcome drinks for all delegates attending the National Security Summit. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to come and liaise with your colleagues. This function is included in your registration.


Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Welcome Reception Address |


CONFERENCE DAY ONE | Tuesday 4th December 2018


Registration and morning refreshments


The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Minister for Home Affairs

Michael Pezzullo
Secretary, Department of Home Affairs

Jim Molan
Senator for New South Wales

Marcus Hellyer
Senior Analyst, ASPI


Virtual Pass
$595 + GST

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Company-wide Pass
$4450 + GST

Up to 50 participants

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When & Where

22 October 2020

A virtually delivered event

Event Images

Below is a snippet of images from AFR National Security .

To view all images from the one day summit, visit the event’s Flickr album.

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Jamie Birch
Conference Producer
02 9080 4360

Alex Cook
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4425