It hopefully means that they are using their resources in an efficient and effective manner.
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.
More of what we're already doing, with fewer resources.
21/09/2017 8:36 AM AEST
05/09/2017 9:53 AM AEST
Especially in light of the importance that government has placed on domestic security in recent weeks.
10/08/2017 9:46 AM AEST
Greater transparency is the first step.
31/07/2017 10:37 AM AEST
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is going to have to mediate one hell of a cabinet fight over this.
17/07/2017 4:40 PM AEST
Reducing supply through innovation could help solve the issues.
03/07/2017 9:58 AM AEST
Citizens around the world are suffering from "terrorism threat fatigue".
14/06/2017 12:51 PM AEST
The target should be problematic individuals, not whole ethnic groups.
09/06/2017 11:40 AM AEST
Sometimes our authorities are damned if they do and damned if they don't.
26/05/2017 11:32 AM AEST
They're worried about 'bath salts', but more people are abusing 'hillbilly heroin'.
28/03/2017 1:40 PM AEDT
In fact, it's highly likely that Trump's policy will do much more harm than good.
31/01/2017 1:35 PM AEDT
It's a false assumption that Australia has passed the worst phase of its refugee challenge.
01/11/2016 5:36 AM AEDT
It's time for the Turnbull government to reconsider the role of the Border Force and the legislative powers that it exercises
14/10/2016 1:49 PM AEDT
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
Chilcot's review reveals that there were indeed two fundamental problems with the intelligence-based decision making at the time of the Iraq war.
11/07/2016 12:17 PM AEST
The real problem arising from this week's revelations isn't so much the corruption of DIBP staff. It's the widespread criminality and system vulnerability present in Australia's visa regime.
05/07/2016 5:58 AM AEST
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
UNGASS 2016 was controversial by UN standards. While it stopped well short of a drug reform revolution, it has provided some very important first steps in the evolution of global drug policies.
02/05/2016 2:19 AM AEST
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
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