Tag Archive for: "AFP"
Counterterrorism: acting without thinking?

While Australia faces complex prickly national security challenges, our Prime Minister, Premiers and Chief Ministers continue to paradoxically announce quick fix policy measures in response to terrorism and crime. From cement bollards in Sydney and …

Homeland security: if it ain’t broke…

Recent reporting in News Limited papers suggests that the government is considering reorganising several domestic security agencies into a super department like the UK Home Office. The aim would be to ‘bring together the AFP, …

National security leaking and the Farrell case

The other week, ASPI’s Cesar Alvarez and Simon Norton published a cogent argument for the greater protection of Australia’s private and public sector whistle-blowers. With startling statistics, Cesar and Simon highlight that: ‘…of the 80% …