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
Secretary, Department of Home Affairs
Senator for New South Wales
Senior Analyst, ASPI
Progress and pitfalls in recent intelligence reforms
In July 2017, then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced he was to create a new construct to promote national security – the Department of Home Affairs. Renowned intelligence and security expert, Professor John Blaxland, publicly criticised the new governance arrangement on the grounds of contestability and disputed its rationale… Read more >>
When & Where
22 October 2020
A virtually delivered event