2020 Home Affairs Portfolio
Industry Summit

NATIONAL RECOVERY:
Building the Partnership between Home Affairs and Australian Industry

BY INVITATION ONLY
Two-day program taking place on 23rd and
24th November 2020 on a virtual platform

Key features of the Summit Program

500

Attendees

40

Speakers

12

Workshops

2

Days

Summit overview

In achieving our purpose of a Prosperous, Secure and United Australia, the Home Affairs Portfolio works to keep Australia safe from national security threats while supporting economic prosperity and maintaining the integrity of our borders.

Reflective of the Portfolio’s successful partnership with stakeholders to support the Government’s response to COVID-19, we are committed now more than ever before, to engaging with industry and working collaboratively to align and progress reform initiatives and contribute to the long-term recovery priorities for Australia.

We are delivering the annual Home Affairs Portfolio Industry Summit virtually this year with a program centred on the theme: National Recovery: Building the partnership between Home Affairs and Australian Industry.

Featuring keynotes addresses from Government ministers, panel discussions between Home Affairs and industry leaders, and a series of interactive workshops, the Summit will bring together hundreds of industry leaders, senior government executives, members of the diplomatic corps, academics and civil society to discuss national recovery priorities and partner on reform initiatives.

Program at a glance

Day 1 – plenary sessions | 11:00am – 12:25pm

Summit welcome by Master of Ceremonies, Dr Catherine Ball
Keynote address by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs
Secretary Address by Mr Michael Pezzullo AO, Secretary, Department of Home Affairs

Home Affairs Portfolio and Industry Leadership Panel 1 with Q&A –
Framing the Future for National Security: Strategic challenges now and into the future

Workshops session one | Monday 23, November 

1:00pm – 2:00pm AEDT

Workshop 1:

Transforming the border in a COVID world

Australian Border Force

Workshop 2:

National security outlook – the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national security environment
Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Workshop 3:

Partnering with communities during and after crises

Australian Federal Police

Workshops session two | Monday, 23 November

2:30pm – 3:30pm AEDT

Workshop 4:

Technology investment supporting Australia’s economic recovery

Department of Home Affairs

Workshop 5:

The role of trade simplification in economic recovery

Australian Border Force

Workshop 6:

The importance of trusted and secure identities in recovery

Department of Home Affairs

Day 2 – plenary sessions

11:00am – 12:35pm AEDT

Welcome address by the Commissioner of the Australian Border Force,
Mr Michael Outram APM

Home Affairs Portfolio and Industry Leadership Panel 2 with Q&A – Partnering with industry to reopen Australia: paving a path through COVID-19

Ministerial address by the Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management

Ministerial address by the Hon Jason Wood MP, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs

Workshops session three | Tuesday, 24 November

12:50pm – 1:50pm AEDT

Workshop 7:

Tackling misinformation in crisis

Department of Home Affairs

Workshop 8:

Cyber security and the digital economy

Department of Home Affairs

Workshop 9:

Modern Slavery Act: Understanding good-practice

Australian Border Force

Workshops session four | Tuesday, 24 November

2:10pm – 3:10pm AEDT

Workshop 10:

Crisis preparedness

Department of Home Affairs

Workshop 11:

Migration policy in the wake of COVID-19

Department of Home Affairs

Workshop 12:

Building resilience to supply chain threats

Australian Border Force

Closing address by Ms Alice Stanley, Acting Group Manager, Industry and Border Systems
Australian Border Force

Speakers & workshop details

The Hon Peter Dutton MP

Minister for Home Affairs

In November 2001 at the age of 30, Minister Dutton was elected as the Federal Member for Dickson. Minister Dutton became one of the youngest ministers since Federation, becoming the Minister for Work Force Participation in 2004. In 2006, he was promoted to Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer. Since then, he has acted as Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. He was appointed as Minister for Home Affairs in 2018.

Mr Michael Pezzullo AO

Secretary, Department of Home Affairs

Mr Michael Pezzullo AO was appointed Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs on 20 December 2017, the Department responsible for the coordination of strategy, planning and policy related to issues affecting Australia’s domestic security. Prior to becoming Secretary and from February 2013, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Before joining Customs, Mr Pezzullo was the Deputy Secretary, Strategy in the Department of Defence.

Dr Catherine Ball

Master of Ceremonies

Dr Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, company director, and charity patron working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and environmental needs. Dr Ball also likes to create businesses and champion movements, collaborate with peers, and advise game-changers.
Dr Ball continues to support Australia as being the world leader in the advancement of ethically driven technological applications.

Mr Michael Pezzullo AO

Secretary, Department of Home Affairs

Mr Michael Pezzullo AO was appointed Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs on 20 December 2017, the Department responsible for the coordination of strategy, planning and policy related to issues affecting Australia’s domestic security. Prior to becoming Secretary and from February 2013, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Before joining Customs, Mr Pezzullo was the Deputy Secretary, Strategy in the Department of Defence.

Mr Mike Burgess

Director-General of Security, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)

Mr Mike Burgess is Australia’s 14th Director-General of Security and head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prior to joining ASIO, Mr Burgess was Director-General of the Australian Signals Directorate, when he joined the Directorate’s predecessor, the Defence Signals Directorate as a collection engineer in 1995, and where he held a range of senior roles including Deputy Director for Cyber and Information Security.

Mr Michael Phelan APM

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)

Mr Michael Phelan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ACIC on 13 November 2017. Prior to this role, he was the Deputy Commissioner for National Security with the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Mr Phelan's extensive career in law enforcement began in 1985 when he was first appointed to the AFP. Throughout his career, he has worked in a variety of fields including community policing, narcotics and serious fraud. Mr Phelan was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2008.

Ms Nicole Rose PSM

AUSTRAC Chief Executive Officer

Ms Nicole Rose PSM commenced as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AUSTRAC in November 2017. Ms Rose has an extensive and diverse career in Australia’s law enforcement, criminal justice and intelligence agencies. Before joining AUSTRAC, Ms Rose was Deputy Secretary Criminal Justice Group in the Attorney-General’s Department. Prior to that she was Deputy CEO of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, CEO of CrimTrac, and Director of the Office of the NSW Police Commissioner.

Reece Kershaw APM

Commissioner, Australian Federal Police

Commissioner Kershaw was appointed as the AFP’s eighth Commissioner on 2 October 2019. Commissioner Kershaw is a career police officer, joining the AFP in 1988 as a Constable within the ACT region. Throughout the early years of his career, he worked in general duties and criminal investigations as a Detective. Commissioner Kershaw was also seconded to the National Crime Authority and the Australian Crime Commission.

Tom Seymour

Chief Executive Officer, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)

Mr Tom Seymour is the CEO of PwC Australia, leading a team of more than 700 partners and 8,000 employees. Mr Seymour has more than 25 years’ experience on taxation matters, particularly in the infrastructure, mining and energy industry sectors. Throughout his career, he has led teams advising on some of Australia’s largest public and private transactions, and has played a key role in PwC’s tax policy agenda.

Mr Michael Outram APM

Commissioner, Australian Border Force

Mr Outram joined the Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio on 9 March 2015 and was sworn in as Commissioner of the Australian Border Force (ABF) on 14 May 2018. Mr Outram has a diverse background in a range of law enforcement organisations and settings, including community policing, intelligence operations, protective and major event security, public order management, the investigation of serious crime and border management.

The Hon David Littleproud MP

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management

Prior to being elected as the Representative from Maranoa, Queensland in 2016, Minister Littleproud worked in banking and finance roles and owned a small business. He became a Cabinet Minister in 2017 and was the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources from late 2017 until May 2019. Across late 2018 and last year, he was the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Drought Preparation and Response. In February 2020 Minister Littleproud was sworn in as the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management.

The Hon Jason Wood MP

Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs

Assistant Minister Wood began his career before politics as a police officer, a Detective with the Organised Crime Squad and as a Senior Sergeant with the Counter-Terrorism coordination unit. He was elected to the House of Representatives for La Trobe in Victoria for the first time in 2004, and re-elected in 2016. He held the position of Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Justice and Public Security from 2008 – 2010, and was sworn in as Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs in 2019.

Ms Alice Stanley

Acting Group Manager Industry and Border Systems Group, Australian Border Force

Ms Stanley joined in the Australian Border Force’s Customs Group as Assistant Secretary, Traveller Policy and Industry Engagement Branch on 4 September 2019. Prior to this role, she was acting Assistant Secretary, Aviation Security in the Aviation and Maritime Security Division of the Department of Home Affairs. Before joining the Department of Home Affairs in late 2017, Ms Stanley was a senior legal adviser with the Department of Defence for 10 years.

Dr Catherine Ball

Master of Ceremonies

Dr Catherine Ball is a scientific futurist, speaker, advisor, author, founder, executive producer, executive director, company director, and charity patron working across global projects where emerging technologies meet humanitarian, education and environmental needs. Dr Ball also likes to create businesses and champion movements, collaborate with peers, and advise game-changers.
Dr Ball continues to support Australia as being the world leader in the advancement of ethically driven technological applications.

Mr Peter Verwer AO

Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction, Department of Home Affairs

Appointed as Special Envoy in late August this year, Mr Verwer leads the Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce—a whole-of-government effort to attract high-value enterprises and exceptionally talented individuals to Australia to help turbocharge our economic recovery from COVID-19. Mr Verwer is a respected and experienced business leader with extensive commercial, academic and cultural networks across international markets. He is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies at the National University of Singapore.

Mr Michael Outram APM

Commissioner, Australian Border Force

Mr Outram joined the Immigration and Border Protection Portfolio on 9 March 2015 and was sworn in as Commissioner of the Australian Border Force (ABF) on 14 May 2018. Mr Outram has a diverse background in a range of law enforcement organisations and settings, including community policing, intelligence operations, protective and major event security, public order management, the investigation of serious crime and border management.

Ms Margy Osmond

Chief Executive Officer, Tourism and Transport Forum

Ms Margy Osmond is the CEO of the Tourism & Transport Forum and has been in this role since October 2014. Ms Osmond has extensive experience in media, policy development and advocacy, politics and government relations, membership organisations and public affairs.
She is the co-Chair of the Tourism Group of the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum and co-Chair of the Safe Border Group established to assist both governments to create the Trans-Tasman ‘bubble’. Ms Osmond has actively led the visitor economy industries through the bushfires and COVID-19

Ms Carla Wilshire

Chief Executive Officer, Migration Council Australia

Ms Carla Wilshire OAM is the CEO of the Migration Council Australia, a national research and policy peak on migration, settlement and social cohesion. She has a background in policy development and Government Relations. Ms Wilshire has worked as a public servant and advisor to Government, principally in the area of migration and resettlement.
Ms Wilshire currently acts as Deputy Chair of the Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership, board member of Football Federation Australia and board member of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation.

Ms Dianne Tipping

Chair, Export Council of Australia

Ms Dianne Tipping has a long and varied career in international trade promotion and facilitation. She has spent more than 35 years working in trade and is Chair of the Export Council of Australia. Ms Tipping is also very engaged with various other non-government and government trade agencies and committees both in Australia and overseas with the view of advocating for and promoting the benefits of global trade

Workshop 1 

Transforming the border in a COVID world

 

Challenges faced in managing industry, community and government needs in maintaining an effective secure and safe border during the global pandemic. Through collaboration across government and with our industry partners in the aviation, maritime and cargo domains, we are designing new response measures to ensure a balance between protecting the Australian community and enabling essential travel and trade to support Australia’s economic recovery.

Workshop 2

National security outlook – The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national security environment

Australia’s threat environment is complex, challenging and changing. The global pandemic has altered some of the threats Australia faces but has not reduced them. The threat of terrorism and foreign interference is persistent and enduring in nature and the Australian Government has adapted to manage the additional security challenges brought about by the pandemic. This session will provide an overview of how the perpetrators of terrorism and foreign interference are seizing upon the opportunities presented by the pandemic and how the Australian Government is working to protect Australians and their way of life.

Workshop 3

Partnering with communities during and after crises

The Australian Federal Police to play a significant role during crises events both domestically and offshore. Reflecting on recent crises response of the catastrophic Australian bushfire season (2019–20) and how we engage with the communities to help prevent and educate with programs like ThinkUKnow, a free, evidence-based online safety program that provides presentations to Australian parents, carers and teachers and students, and the Pacific Community for Law Enforcement Cooperation (PCLEC). This session aims to explore the importance of being a trusted partner with local communities and other government organisations to ensure operational effectiveness during, after and preventing a major crisis.

Workshop 4

Technology investment supporting Australia’s Economic Recovery

Following a challenging year, Home Affairs is focused on portfolio-wide service delivery aimed at consolidation and technology investment that supports Australia’s economic recovery. Technology Industry partners will help support a Future Ready Home Affairs Portfolio. In this session we will explore the critical role technology will play in driving our Future Ready plan and supporting Australia’s economic recovery.

Workshop 5

The role of trade simplification in economic recovery

The efficiency and resilience of international trade will shape Australia’s long-term prosperity and recovery from COVID-19. This workshop explores the Government’s new Simplified Trade System reform agenda. With the Trade Single Window at the heart of improving trade processes, cutting red tape, and enabling transparency and digitisation of global supply chains, this workshop considers opportunities in co-design with businesses.

Workshop 6

The importance of trusted and secure identities in recovery

You will hear from a diverse panel of speakers from across government and industry about changing identity practices and how Australian businesses can harness these to reduce their operating costs and risks while improving their delivery of services.  The Panel will share their knowledge on the importance of trusted identities for safe and secure transactions as businesses adjust their operating models for higher levels of digital engagement and economic recovery.

Workshop 7

Tackling misinformation in crisis

Misinformation has the potential to divide Australians, disrupt public debate, and undermine trust in public institutions. The threat is pronounced during times of crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop will focus on key challenges associated with misinformation and discuss ways that government and stakeholders can work together to respond to them.  It will draw on some of the lessons and experiences from the COVID-19 pandemic and how these can help address future challenges.

Workshop 8

Cyber Security and the digital economy

Cyber security is a critical enabler of a prosperous digital economy and is fundamental to the confidence that Australians have in connecting and engaging online. This workshop will cover a range of cyber security and technology policy matters – including the protection of critical infrastructure and systems of national significance, cyber security and the Australian economy, complexities of data security and the security of critical and emerging technologies.

Workshop 9

Modern Slavery Act: Understanding good-practice

Join our panel of business and civil society experts to discuss early reporting trends under Australia’s landmark Modern Slavery Act. This practical workshop will equip you to prepare good‑practice modern slavery statements and strengthen your business’ response to modern slavery risks in your global operations and supply chains.

Workshop 10

Crisis preparedness

Emergency Management Australia (EMA) will provide an overview of the upcoming high-risk weather season. The workshop aims to inform industry partners, to ensure that our national efforts are connected and well-coordinated, particularly in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 environment. We will also work through a scenario we might see play out over the summer, based on the BOM’s forecast. 

Workshop 11

Migration policy in the wake of COVID-19

Australia is experiencing the deepest recession since the Great Depression. Migration policy is a key lever to support economic and population growth.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s migration needs are changing.  In this session we will explore how migration can support Australia’s long-term economic recovery.

Workshop 12

Building resilience to supply chain threats

Transnational Serious Organised Crime (TSOC) syndicates are actively seeking to penetrate and embed insiders in the Australian supply chain. In this session, we will explore how the ABF is identifying and targeting criminality in the supply chain, and how industry stakeholders can strengthen their own business models to make them more resilient and contribute to a strengthened and robust Australian supply chain.

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Registration Closed – Friday 20th November

Registration to the Summit is by invitation only. The registration process officially closed on Friday 20 November 2020, with late expressions of interest accepted on a case-by-case basis.

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