Articles by: "John Coyne"
Disrupting the trade in psychoactives

Over the last few days I have found myself reflecting on the policy challenges of disrupting the cross-border trade in new psychoactive substances (NPS), which are manufactured to copy the user experiences of illicit drugs. …

Recutting our perspective of border security

Australia’s public policy debate on irregular migration and border security has become bogged down in a polarised ideological war characterised by poisonous politics. This ideological war has done little to innovate border security migration policies …

MH17 response was a step too far

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17). It will, of course, be an important and solemn day for the families of the 38 Australians killed. For Australian …

Not all roads lead to Rome

I read David Connery’s recent Strategist contribution, ‘Adding to the picture: The UK’s serious and organised crime threat assessment’, with much interest. David made some excellent points in relation to the post prosecution management of …

The Australian Border Force: our newest security agency

Tomorrow Australia will have a new national security agency: the Australian Border Force. The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service will be merged into the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The ABF will be …