David Connery

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Dr David Connery joined ASPI as the Senior Analyst for the Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement Program in August 2013. David comes to us from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, where he worked on counter-terrorism and international strategic policy. His career experience includes appointments as a Deputy Director of the National Security College at the Australian National University; Director Strategic Analysis in the Department of Defence; and appointments in the Office of National Assessments and Army Headquarters. He is also Deputy Head of the Australian Army History Unit, where his most recent book, Conducting Counterinsurgency: Reconstruction Task Force 4 in Afghanistan, was published in 2011.  David’s PhD from the Australian National University examined crisis policymaking in Australia, and his work involved a comprehensive analysis of the 1999 East Timor crisis. 

30 November 2016

Examines how government, business and the community in four nations share information about organised crime.

7 July 2016

This report argues that Australia’s current arrangements for gathering and disseminating criminal intelligence overseas are suboptimal.

20 August 2015

This report analyses serious, transnational and organised crime and the harms it causes to Australia’s interest, with the aim of reinvigorating a discussion of this critical matter amongst...

Technical report
30 June 2015

This paper examines the scope and nature of terrorism motivated by violent Islamist extremism in Australia through a comprehensive database, assesses the policy responses by the government to date...

23 February 2015

This report argues that it’s time for the federal cabinet to take a coordinated and strategic look at its law enforcement responsibilities, starting with a review.

13 October 2014

Are Australia's ministerial arrangements for managing domestic security optimal? This paper examines this question as a debate.

8 October 2014

This paper presents the governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea with options for police engagement over the next decade.

14 August 2014

This report examines a recent proposal to merge the Australian Crime Commission and the CrimTrac Agency.

25 March 2014

Drawing on 60 interviews with current and retired police officers, and officials from other Australian and Indonesian agencies, this report presents a strategy for the future relationship between...