Welcome to RNSA

The Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration.

The Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration established to strengthen Australia’s research capacity to enhance the protection from natural and man-made hazards.

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RNSA’s Mission

The core function of the RNSA is to bring together academics, industry and government to identify potentially useful research and innovation, and research priorities.

The RNSA received Australian Research Council (ARC) funding in 2005. Although ARC funding finished in 2011, RNSA is continuing as an effective communication network.
The RNSA seeks to foster the development of collaborative projects between researchers and the security community.

The Attorney-General, Mr. Phil Ruddock launched the network on the 24th February 2005 at the Parliament House in Canberra. In addition Mr. Gary Nairn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime-Minister represented the Minister of Education. Other speakers included the Head of the SET Unit, Dr. Lynn Booth and ARC Executive Director, Prof. Elim Papadakis. The attendees were leading academic, government and business leaders in the critical infrastructure protection area.

Events

The Attorney-General, Mr. Phil Ruddock launched the network on the 24th February 2005 at the Parliament House in Canberra. In addition Mr. Gary Nairn, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime-Minister represented the Minister of Education. Other speakers included the Head of the SET Unit, Dr. Lynn Booth and ARC Executive Director, Prof. Elim Papadakis. The attendees were leading academic, government and business leaders in the critical infrastructure protection area.

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Safeguarding Australia Summit

The Safeguarding Australia Summit series has been convened and hosted by Research Network for a Secure Australia in collaboration with event organiser, Safeguarding Australia Events.

RNSA Outreach Program

This has the aim of raising awareness in the business community of security issues and ‘business continuity’ identifying practical applications of research.

RNSA Young Investigator’s Grants

The RNSA will fund selected network participants who are Young Investigators, currently enrolled Masters or PhD level students at an Australian university, or recently completed a PhD (in the last five years), and is currently involved in CIP research.