Transnational organised crime monthly briefing, June 2015: Australian Crime Commission highlights links between terrorism and organised crime

Author: Dr Mary Young Source: Intelligence unit  Published: 11 June 2015  Filed: 11 June 2015   The Australian Crime Commission (ACC) released the Organised Crime in Australia 2015 report in May. The biennial report published by the Commission is a detailed and comprehensive review of serious organised crime in Australia. Importantly, the report identifies the…

Melbourne anti-terrorism raids: Heavily armed police search property at Greenvale

Updated 8 May 2015, 18:50 AESTOfficers from Victoria and the Australian Federal Police conduct anti-terrorism raids in Melbourne’s northern suburbs as part of an ongoing investigation. The bomb squad were called in to search the property at Greenvale during anti-terrorism raids. (Credit: AAP) Officers from Victoria and the Australian Federal Police are conducting anti-terrorism raids…

Counterterrorism Conundrum

Rethinking Security Policy in Australia and Southeast Asia By Joseph Chinyong Liow  December 17, 2014 A hostage runs towards a police officer outside Lindt cafe where other were being held in central Sydney on December 15, 2014. (Jason Reed /Courtesy Reuters) Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Australia has enacted some of the harshest…

OSINT Summary: Australian police foil planned terrorist attack in New South Wales

Terrorism & Insurgency Christopher Hawkins – IHS Jane’s Terrorism & Insurgency Monitor 19 September 2014 The Australian police have reportedly foiled a plot by the Islamic State to commit a terrorist act. Credit: PA Photos Fifteen men were arrested by Australian police during several counter-terrorism raids across the city of Sydney in New South Wales…

Modelling the effectiveness of counter-terrorism interventions

Link to Resource: Modelling the effectiveness of counter-terrorism interventionshttp://apo.org.au/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?nid=40167&file=http://aic.gov.au/media_library/publications/tandi_pdf/tandi475.pdf External Links icon Report broken link  Gentry White, Lorraine Mazerolle, Michael Porter, Peter Chalk Australian Institute of Criminology Government of Australia 16 June 2014 This paper finds that for Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, reactive types of  counter-terrorism interventions, such as arrests, indictments, imprisonments, assassinations and…

The Cost of Defence: ASPI Defence Budget Brief 2014-2015

Thursday, 29 May 2014 By: Mark Thomson   What is the cost of Defence? $80,281,391.78 per day. This report, prepared by Mark Thomson, gives interested readers greater access to the complex workings of the Defence Budget and promotes informed debate on Defence budget issues. Excerpt: This year’s federal budget was dominated by budget repair. Yet…

The Submarine Choice: ASPI’s International Conference, Canberra

Speaker: Experts from Australia and around the world Venue: The Hyatt Hotel, Canberra 8th Apr 2014 6:30pm – 10th Apr 2014 4:30pm Watch the full conference on ASPI’s YouTube channel As the government moves closer to deciding on Australia’s Future Submarine, this conference brought together senior policy-makers, high-level military officials, leading industry representatives and academics…

A versatile force: The future of Australia’s special operations capability

  Wednesday, 30 April 2014  By: Andrew Davies, Peter Jennings and Benjamin Schreer     Over the past decade, the demands of the ADF’s global and regional operations saw an unprecedented growth in Australia’s special operations capability. Indeed, Special Operations Forces became the ‘capability of choice’ for the Australian Government. However, as the ADF enters…

Cyber maturity in the Asia-Pacific Region 2014

  Monday, 14 April 2014  By: Tobias Feakin, Jess Woodall and Klée Aiken     To make considered, evidence-based cyber policy judgements in the Asia-Pacific there’s a need for better tools to assess the existing ‘cyber maturity’ of nations in the region. Over the past twelve months the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s International Cyber Policy…