• National Security Summit

    THREAT, INTELLIGENCE, PROTECT, RESPONSE

    The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald’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
    Sydney AEDT/UTC+11

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Overview

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.

 

Speakers


The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Minister for Home Affairs


The Hon Kevin Rudd
26th Prime Minister of Australia


The Hon Malcolm Turnbull
29th Prime Minister of Australia


Heino Klinck
Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia, Department of Defence USA


Michael Pezzullo
Secretary, Department of Home Affairs


The Hon Richard Marles MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition


Linda Jakobson
Founding Director, China Matters


Professor Rory Medcalf
Head – National Security College, ANU


Jim Molan
Senator for New South Wales


Nicole Rose
CEO, AUSTRAC


Dr Tobias Feakin
Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Chris Jenkins
Chief Executive Officer, Thales Australia


Andrew Gresham
Managing Director – Defence Delivery, BAE Systems Australia


Tory Maguire
National Editor, The SMH & The Age


Scott Carpendale
Vice President and Managing Director, Boeing Defence Australia


Katherine Ziesing
Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

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WELCOME RECEPTION | Sunday 24th November 2019

19:30-21.00

Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Welcome Reception Address |

Agenda

CONFERENCE DAY | Thursday 22 October 2020

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

8:15

OPENING
Welcome from The Sydney Morning Herald & The Age
James Chessell, Executive Editor, The SMH & The Age

POLICY AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS

8:20

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS
Keeping Australian’s safe in Australia: Policy and approach from the current Government
The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs

8:50

ADDRESS FROM THE OPPOSITION
The Hon Richard Marles MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Defence

9:20

INTERVIEW
Michael Pezzullo, Secretary, Department of Home Affairs
Interviewer | Anthony Galloway, Foreign Affairs & National Security Correspondent, The SMH & The Age

9:50

Refreshment Break

10:30

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE
U.S. East Asia Defence Policy, Role in Indo-Pacific and Ensuring Stability in the Region

  • What is happening in the Indo-Pacific and how is the United States reacting?
  • Australia-USA relations and joint strategic approach to potential threats
  • Working together throughout the Indo-Pacific

Heino Klinck, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for East Asia – Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, Department of Defense USA

11:00

INTERVIEW
Hear from former Prime Minister the Hon Kevin Rudd on perceived regional threats, policy and Australia’s relationship with our neighbours.
The Hon Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
Interviewer | Peter Hartcher, Political Editor & International Editor, The SMH & The Age

11:30

INTERVIEW
Former Prime Minister the Hon Malcolm Turnbull will assess regional security, alliances and how best to protect Australia’s national interests.
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, 29th Prime Minister of Australia
Interviewer | Peter Hartcher, Political Editor & International Editor, The SMH & The Age

12:00

Lunch

DEFENCE

13:00

DEFENCE PANEL
Delivering Defence Capability
Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Thales Australia
Andrew Gresham, MD Defence Delivery, BAE Systems Australia
Scott Carpendale, Vice President and Managing Director, Boeing Defence Australia
Moderator: Katherine Ziesing, Managing Editor, Australian Defence Magazine

AML/COUNTER TERRORISM

13:40

INTERVIEW
Nicole Rose, Chief Executive Officer, AUSTRAC
Interviewer | Anthony Galloway, Foreign Affairs & National Security Correspondent, The SMH & The Age

14:00

Afternoon Break

FOREIGN INTERFERENCE

14:30

Cyber Deterrence and Diplomacy in an Uncertain World

  • The role of cyber in global security
  • The importance of cyber deterrence
  • Australia’s approach to international cyber engagement

Dr Tobias Feakin, Ambassador for Cyber Affairs and Critical Technology, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

15:00

PANEL
Foreign Interference in Politics, Education and Everyday Society

  • State based influence and interference in Australian institutions
  • When does influence become interference?
  • How do we assess and counter potential interference?

Sen. the Hon. Jim Molan AO DSC, Deputy Chair of Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media
Linda Jakobson, Founding Director, China Matters
Professor Rory Medcalf, Head – National Security College, ANU
Moderated by: Tory Maguire, National Editor, The SMH & The Age

15:40

Closing Remarks & End of Summit
Tory Maguire, National Editor, The SMH & The Age

Pricing

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

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