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John Coyne

Senior analyst, border security, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Dr John Coyne is director of the border security program at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. He previously worked for the Australian Federal Police on transnational organised crime and counterterrorism.
An Increase In Drug Seizures Doesn't Mean A Decrease In

An Increase In Drug Seizures Doesn't Mean A Decrease In Drugs

The intent of the enforcement regime of Australia's national drug strategy shouldn't be to arrest more people, nor seize more drugs. Rather, the intent behind our illicit drug enforcement strategy should be to reduce the supply of these harmful drugs in our communities.
04/08/2016 3:19 PM AEST
International Policing Is On Death

International Policing Is On Death Row

We shouldn't be leaving it to our politicians to decide if and when we share information with foreign police where the death penalty may be at play.
13/05/2016 3:21 PM AEST
The Intel On Intelligence Gathering In Times Of

The Intel On Intelligence Gathering In Times Of Terror

In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, Jakarta and Belgium, intelligence collectors and police everywhere are under immense pressure to collect the necessary intelligence to protect us from future violence. In this pressure-cooker environment the intelligence and police agency red lines for acceptable covert intelligence collection are at risk of being blurred.
29/03/2016 12:06 PM AEDT