Category: Associations

The International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals Appoints New Regional Director for Australasia

The International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals Appoints New Regional Director for Australasia

The International Association of Critical Infrastructure Protection Professionals (IACIPP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Bill Bailey, BA(Hons) MA, MCIL, PhD. as Regional Director – Australasia Bill Bailey is currently a security management consultant working in the oil and gas industry predominately in Papua New Guinea. Bill also remains an Adjunct Senior Lecturer […]

Tax Stamp Body Calls For Urgent Tobacco Protocol Ratification

Tax Stamp Body Calls For Urgent Tobacco Protocol Ratification

THE INTERNATIONAL trade body for tax stamps is pressing for the urgent ratification of a WHO treaty that could help end the global trade in illicit tobacco products. The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) wants to see more countries ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’s (FCTC) Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. […]

DTC and TIA announce merger

DTC and TIA announce merger

The Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) and Technology Industry Association (TIA) are to merge, as of 1 July 2016. The DTC welcomes members of the TIA and looks forward to a strong association of all members. “We are united by existing synergies and a common business culture. This merger will provide significant benefits and opportunities for […]

What governments must learn about security from 2015

What governments must learn about security from 2015

Governments remain vulnerable to cyber attacks as they are an attractive target for malicious hackers and criminals. According to Palo Alto Networks, governments must learn from past events to harden their networks and reduce the risk of successful cyber attacks. Pamela Warren, director, Government and Industry Initiatives, Palo Alto Networks, said, “Governments should use 2016 […]

Uniting through oceans

Uniting through oceans

Bolstered by its mighty surface, undersea and aerial capabilities, India’s blue water navy staged a spectacular maritime pageant off the eastern seaboard as it hosted its International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016 that was stunning in scale and turnout. Fifty countries ranging from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, China, Russia, Australia and Japan to […]

Avon Protection to continue to supply the US DOD with $42m order for CBRN respiratory protection

Avon Protection to continue to supply the US DOD with $42m order for CBRN respiratory protection

Avon Protection has received an order for 166,623 M50 respiratory protection mask systems from the US Department of Defense (DOD). The $42m order demonstrates the US DOD’s continued confidence and reliance on Avon to supply product of the highest quality and performance to protect its war fighters. With over 1,500,000 Avon M50 mask systems delivered […]

More jobs lost at ASC due to delayed decision-making by the Federal Government on a continuous shipbuilding plan

More jobs lost at ASC due to delayed decision-making by the Federal Government on a continuous shipbuilding plan

The Australian defence industry has suffered another significant loss of capability as 110 workers lost their jobs at ASC. The defence industry is calling on the Federal Government to commit to building Australia’s future fleets in Australia to ensure the Australian Navy receives the capabilities it urgently needs in the most cost effective way. Chris […]

Defence industry response to Defence White Paper 2016

Defence industry response to Defence White Paper 2016

The Australian defence industry welcomes the Federal Government’s release of the Defence White Paper, the Integrated Investment Program (IIP) and the Defence Industry Policy Statement released this morning, committing to delivering twelve submarines and nine future frigates. Chris Burns, national spokesperson for the Australian Made Defence campaign said the Federal Government’s announcement is a significant […]

Future Frigates at risk of cost blowouts if OPVs aren’t built in Adelaide

Future Frigates at risk of cost blowouts if OPVs aren’t built in Adelaide

On the 24th of February, the defence industry welcomes reports the Defence White Paper will be released this week with twelve submarines and nine Future Frigates to be delivered. However, the defence sector also reaffirms that if Australia’s Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are not built in Adelaide, the Future Frigates project will be put at risk […]

Gold Coast security operator faces Court

Gold Coast security operator faces Court

A Gold Coast security company and its owner are facing Court action for allegedly underpaying eight security guards more than $22,000. The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against Owen Ivor Jennings and his company Step Ahead Security Services Pty Ltd. The security guards were allegedly underpaid a total of $22,779 between May and […]

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