David Connery

  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

Horizon scanning: bringing strategic insight to national security policymaking

The Australian Government has recently undertaken a number of concrete initiatives to enhance national security policy coordination. As of the date of publication of this paper, some have been implemented, such as the ‘All Hazards National Assessment’ on Australia’s near-term security challenges, and the coordinated...

For the right reasons, in the right ways (Part 1): a four-nation survey of information sharing about organised crime

Overview This special report examines how government, business and the community in four nations share information about organised crime. Its key finding is that the Australian Government, businesses and community as a whole must be open to new kinds of information sharing partnerships. The field...

Opportunities abound abroad: optimising our criminal intelligence system overseas

Criminal intelligence (CrimInt) is so useful in serious criminal investigations that it’s difficult to envisage a situation where it shouldn’t be sought and used if it’s available. This special report argues that Australia’s current arrangements for gathering and disseminating CrimInt overseas are suboptimal. While additional...

Agenda for change 2016: strategic choices for the next government

Overview The defence of Australia's interests is a core business of federal governments. Regardless of who wins the election on July 2, the incoming government will have to grapple with a wide range of security issues. This report provides a range of perspectives on selected...

A web of harms: serious and organised crime and its impact on Australian interests

Overview 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 Australians. This web impacts on our national interests to the sum of an estimated $15 billion...