Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

Events

    • 09 May 2019
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College Weston Creek
    • 93
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    AM Leo Davies AO, CSC was appointed Chief of Air Force on 4 July 2015 and is scheduled to complete his appointment in July 2019. During his tenure, the Royal Australian Air Force has contributed significantly to combat operations in the Middle East and continued its trajectory of major modernisation, including taking delivery of the first Joint Strike Fighters. In this presentation, AM Davies will reflect on his time as a senior leader in the RAAF, including his time as Chief.

    The presentation will be held in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, commencing at 1800 hours. Members and guests are invited to join us for networking in the ADC Mess from 1700 hours.

    Attendance at this event is free but registration is required. You can register here or by contacting Mickey in our office (T: 02 6266 3446; E: support@rusi.org.au).

    Members and guests are reminded that photo ID is required for access to the Weston Creek campus.

    The USI of the ACT speaker program is proudly sponsored by pwc.

    (Photo and bio: Defence)


    • 15 May 2019
    • 12:00 - 14:30
    • RUSI Hall, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane
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    About this Event

    Join us to hear first hand about the growing interest in developing a defence industry presence in Queensland. Brigadier West is an experienced senior Defence officer and now commercial expert advising one of the largest defence industry companies in Australia.

    Biography

    Rod West Biography.pdf


    Admission

    $15 Members

    $20 Non-members

    Includes a light lunch.

    Register and pay online, or RSVP to the Secretary and pay on arrival at RUSI Hall

    Mr S Richard  Jeffreys OAM 
    RUSI Qld
    Victoria Barracks Brisbane
    ENOGGERA QLD 4051

    Tel:   0411 511 369
    Fax: (07) 3233 4545                       E: info@rusiq.org.au                    E: rusiq@optusnet.com.au



    • 05 Jul 2019
    • 07:30 - 17:00 (UTC+10:00)
    • Tattersalls Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane
    • 188
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    RUSI Queensland


    2019 SEMINAR AND POLICY DIALOGUE

    Political Trajectories: The Future of Australia - Indonesia Relations in a Contested Indo-Pacific Order


    This seminar is RUSI Queensland's blue-ribbon event for 2019. Constant examination of the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship is required to understand the dynamic shifts in the political, diplomatic and social foundations of these two close neighbours. 

    This year provides a special opportunity to recalibrate the strengths and weaknesses in this key regional relationship. Both countries will have completed national elections with political leaders and their parties embarking on their next terms of office in an increasingly uncertain Indo-Pacific domain. How will the relationship evolve? What are these key players thinking about each other? What are the emergent threats that might forge a deeper association between Canberra and Jakarta, or see a split develop along nationalistic, religious or security lines? And what are some of the 'black swan' events that could surprise and challenge both nations and the region? 

    Introduced by the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (tbc), the impressive list of international and Australian speakers will address these issues and more over the course of this day-long seminar. Speakers, including senior policy advisors, think tank researchers and academics will prime discussions on topics including strategic calculus, political Islam, regional security threats, climate change, pandemic diseases and natural disasters. These speakers will then be joined by other experts for panel discussions designed to maximise audience participation and exposure to these contemporary 'big ideas' in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Specific topics will necessarily be considered in the context of China's rise and the West's response.

    Join Mr Peter Jennings (Director ASPI), Ibu Shafiah Muhibat (CSIS Jakarta), Prof Peter Leahy (National Security Institute), Prof Cordia Chu (Centre for Environment and Population Health), Prof Tim Lindsey (Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society) and Dr Greta Nabbs-Keller (Centre for Policy Futures) for a master class in international relations between Australia and the largest national Muslim population in the world -- Indonesia.


     

    Indonesia-Australia Relationship


    Stay at Tattersall's Club for this event (use this promo code RUSI2019)


    Tattersall's Club Accommodation Rates RUSI2019.pdf


    • 21 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 - 14:30
    • RUSI Hall, Victoria Barracks, Brisbane
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    About this Event

    In his presentation to RUSIQ members Dr Nelson will reflect on his own upbringing and the lessons he has learned through school, university, work as a physician, his political career and now as Director of the Memorial. Dr Nelson will impart key lessons that have stayed with him, and are important to all leaders, such as the importance of service to the community rather than self. 

    This is a 'must see' and rare opportunity that will certainly be a highlight in the RUSIQ 2019 Lecture program.  (Pic AWM)

    Biography

    https://www.awm.gov.au/about/our-people/organisational-chart/director


    Admission

    $15 Members

    $20 Non-members

    Includes a light lunch.


    Registration

    Register and pay online, or RSVP to the Secretary and pay on arrival at RUSI Hall

    Mr S Richard  Jeffreys OAM 
    RUSI Qld
    Victoria Barracks Brisbane
    ENOGGERA QLD 4051

    Tel:   0411 511 369
    Fax: (07) 3233 4545                       E: info@rusiq.org.au                    E: rusiq@optusnet.com.au


    Please be aware that due to Dr Nelson's position and the heavy demands on his time that a late cancellation, while not currently anticipated, is a possibility. 


    • 21 Aug 2019
    • 18:00 - 22:00
    • Tattersalls Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane 4000
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    About this EventPicture AWM

    Don't miss this opportunity to share an evening with Dr Nelson, the Director of the Australian War Memorial.  Join with RUSI Queensland and Tattersall's Club members for a first class dining experience and listen to Dr Nelson recount more than 100 years of stories of service and sacrifice. These wartime stories will highlight the deep value of selfless service to the nation by Australia's soldiers, sailors and airmen and women and build a picture of the Australian War Memorial as a key institution in Australia's development as a nation. 

    Cost

    $99. Includes 3 course meal. Cash bar. 

    Location Tattersalls Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane. See https://tattersallsclub.com.au/

    Time 1800 - 2100

    Dress

    Men: Lounge suit or jacket and tie

    Ladies: Business attire or evening wear

    Biography

    https://www.awm.gov.au/about/our-people/organisational-chart/director


    Please be aware that due to Dr Nelson's position and the heavy demands on his time that a late cancellation, while not currently anticipated, is a possibility. 


    Supported by Tattersall's Club



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01 Apr 2019 SA: Invitation 1 April Briefing - Mr Gary Bettcher "The Role of Defence Industry Associations"
21 Mar 2019 ACT: Commandant RMC, Brigadier Rupert Hoskin AM: Leadership Development for an Army in Motion
20 Mar 2019 National Naval Shipbuilding Strategy and Policy
20 Feb 2019 The Role of Intelligence in a Rapidly Changing Regional Security Environment
07 Feb 2019 ACT: Vice Chief of the Defence Force, VADM David Johnston AO, RAN: Defence Capability
04 Feb 2019 SA: Jeremy Satchell - "Industry Capability Network" - Supporting Australian Defence Industry Growth
13 Dec 2018 ACT: 2018 Christmas Drinks
07 Dec 2018 NSW: INSTITUTE CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
04 Dec 2018 ACT: 2018 ACT Blamey Oration: General John Allen AO (USMC, Retd)
27 Nov 2018 NSW: INSTITUTE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
27 Nov 2018 NSW: MILITARY HISTORY SEMINAR
21 Nov 2018 QLD: Luncheon Lecture - Terry McNally - An RN and RAN Veteran who served in the Falklands as a sailor
11 Nov 2018 Official Opening of the Refurbished Anzac Memorial
08 Nov 2018 ACT: Dr Tony Murney: Conflict Policing in Afghanistan: the Front-line Conundrum
08 Nov 2018 TAS: University of Tasmania - Remembrance Day Lecture Professor Stefan Petrow "From Academic Gown to Military Uniform: The University of Tasmania and World War I"
05 Nov 2018 SA: Luncheon Presentation - FLTLT David Hirst "Relevance of Gunboat Diplomacy in the 21st Century - Naval Power"
30 Oct 2018 NSW: Lecture - Protecting Australia's Trade Routes
18 Oct 2018 ACT: Ian Dudgeon: Trump's Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal: Winners and Losers
17 Oct 2018 QLD: Lunchtime Lecture - MAJGEN Stephen Porter AM "Transformation of the Army Reserve Moving Towards aTotal Force"
26 Sep 2018 ACT: 2018 Annual Members' Dinner: Mr Greg Moriarty, Secretary, Department of Defence
25 Sep 2018 SA: Dinner Briefing Invitation - AIRCDRE Joe Iervasi AM "Australian Air Warfare Centre"
25 Sep 2018 NSW: September Lunchtime Lecture - Jacqueline Westermann "Kremlin Looking East - Russia's interests in the Pacific
19 Sep 2018 QLD: Luncheon Lecture LTCOL Andrew Kirby " Future War; A Look at the Next Generation of Warfare"
06 Sep 2018 ACT: 2018 Annual General Meeting
03 Sep 2018 SA: Luncheon Presentation - Dr Romain Fathi "Understanding France in WWII"
22 Aug 2018 QLD: Lecture - Brigadier Ian Errington AM CSC (Retd) "Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies - Canberra"
14 Aug 2018 WA: Lecture - Brett Biddington AM "Space Developments inn Australia"
14 Aug 2018 WA: Special General Meeting
09 Aug 2018 ACT: Panel Discussion: Approaches to countering terrorism and radicalisation: theory and practice
06 Aug 2018 SA: Luncheon - Colonel Steve Larkins " The Battle of Le Hamel"
26 Jul 2018 WA: Lecture - Major James Cooper-Maitland - "Collective Training as a fundamental input to capability. Are we good enough?"
18 Jul 2018 QLD: Lecture Meet & Greet "Current and Future Threats to Australia's National Security"
12 Jul 2018 ACT: Brigadier Phil Winter AM, CSC and Invictus athletes: Raising the Invictus Games 2018 Australian Team
28 Jun 2018 ACT: Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN: Reflections on working at the top table
20 Jun 2018 QLD: Luncheon Lecture - Associate Professor Sarah Percy "Piracy, Maritime Security, International Security and Mercenaries"
04 Jun 2018 SA: Luncheon Invitation - Mr Barry Patterson A/Director SA State Office DFAT " Australia's Foreign Policy White Paper"
31 May 2018 ACT: Mr Hamish Hansford, First Assistant Secretary National Security and Law Enforcement Policy: Home Affairs - the Department's Perspective
31 May 2018 VIC: Lunchtime Address - Professor Jeffrey V Rosenfeld AM OBE " The Future of Operational Health Support to the ADF: A Personal Perspective"
30 May 2018 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture - Speakers to be Advised - "4th International Diaolgue Managing Tensions in the South China Seas"
17 May 2018 WA: Evening Lecture - Colonel Raymond Powell " Future of Australian/United States Military Alliance "
16 May 2018 QLD: Lecture Notice AIRCDRE Kenneth Robinson CSC Commander Combat Support Group
03 May 2018 WA: Evening Lecture - Professor Peter Dean "MacArthur's Coalition: Australian and US Military Operations in the South West Pacific Area 1942-45"
01 May 2018 QLD: Evening Lecture AVM Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz OAM RFD MBBS FRACS Associate Professor University of Queensland "Tissue Reconstruction in War and Peace"
24 Apr 2018 QLD: Evening Lecture - Presenters Jeff Hopkins-Weise and Greg Czechura "The First World War German Tank Mephisto, and the 26th Battalion: War, Technology and Remembrance"
24 Apr 2018 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture - Allan Behm "Framing Foreign Policy in Times of Uncertainty"
19 Apr 2018 ACT: 2017 Leo Mahony Bursary Winner: Ms Deborah Jeppesen: "Are we Influential? Examining the attributes which make military advisors effective in Train Advise Assist roles"
18 Apr 2018 QLD: Lunchtime Lecture "Meet & Greet" Hon Cameron Dick and Trevor Evans MP
05 Apr 2018 ACT: AVM Tracy Smart AM: Working Title "ADF Health Support Arrangements in Peace and War"
29 Mar 2018 VIC: Lunchtime Address - Mr Kevin Wall, Vice President Land, Thales Group Australia & New Zealand - " Current and Future Prospects for Defence Industry in Victoria"
27 Mar 2018 WA: Dr Zubair Baig - Senior Lecturer of Cyber Security, ECU "Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security"
27 Mar 2018 NSW Lunchtime Lectures and Events - Deputy Commissioner Mandy Newton APM - Deputy Commissioner , Support of the Australian Border Force - "The Australian Border Force"
21 Mar 2018 QLD: Luncheon Lecture - LTCOL Stephen Jenkins DSM "The Australian Defence Force Building Partner Capacity : The Afghan National Army Officer Academy"
16 Mar 2018 NSW: Joint Presentation with Sydney Harbour Federation Trust - LTCOL Peter Sweeney RFD (Retd) "Japanese Attacks on Sydney Harbour 1942" and MAJ Chris Ballantyne (Retd) Tunnel Inspection of Historic Artillery Emplacements at Georges Heights"
15 Mar 2018 ACT: Professor Clive Williams: "The Battle of Marawi"
06 Mar 2018 QLD: Evening Lecture - Ms Vikki Bennett - "Never Forget Australia! The Little French Digger, one of six poignant stories from the upcoming documentary based on Vikki Bennett's recent book"
05 Mar 2018 SA: March Luncheon Speaker - Richard Price, CEO of Defence SA
27 Feb 2018 NSW: Lunchtime Lectures and Events - Professor James Curran - "Australia and Trump's America: Problems and Perspectives
21 Feb 2018 QLD: February Luncheon Lecture Guest Speaker - Rear Admiral Simon Cullen AM CSC RAN (Retd) - Chairman and National President Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies
08 Feb 2018 ACT: Professor John Blaxland: "Home Sweet Home: A Critical Historical and Contemporary Perspective on the Emergence of the Department of Home Affairs"
06 Feb 2018 QLD: RUSIQ Evening Lecture by Mr Nigel Allsop - "Animals on War" Since ancient times man has used animals to assist him in waging war.
05 Feb 2018 SA: Invitation to Luncheon Event - Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP - "Strategic Focus on the South Pacific sea, air, land and space"
01 Feb 2018 SA: An Evening with Senator Rex Patrick
09 Dec 2017 SA: Sundowner Barbecue - C A N C E L L E D - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
04 Dec 2017 SA: Lunchtime Presentation - Rajiv Chand and Ian Gladstone - Dementia & Health "The Unspoken Impact on Command and Leadership"
30 Nov 2017 ACT: Christmas Drinks
30 Nov 2017 VIC: Lunchtime Address - Dr David Hunt - "Likely changes in US defense posture in the Asia/Pacific resulting from the appointment of President Trump
28 Nov 2017 QLD: Military Modelling Special Interest Group - "Diorama Unveiling" & End of Year Function
22 Nov 2017 ACT: 2017 ACT Blamey Oration: Stan McChrystal: Leading in Uncertainty
15 Nov 2017 QLD: Lunch Time Lecture - Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM - "Today's Fire and Emergency Services in QLD" - "Undder One banner a Last"
14 Nov 2017 QLD: Evening Lecture - "Railways in World War One" "One part in a much longer Australsian military railways journey."
06 Nov 2017 SA: November Luncheon Speaker - Phil Palmer, SA Secretary of the Ambulance Employees Association - "What it is to be a paramedic (Ambo) in South Australia, the challenges and rewards."
31 Oct 2017 QLD: Evening Lecture - "The Charge at Beersheba and its Context" - Presenter Capt Adele Catts
26 Oct 2017 ACT: Dr Tony Murney: Police Development Challenges in Afghanistan and Somalia: A Personal Perspective
18 Oct 2017 QLD: Captain Adele Catts - "The Australian Light Horse in WW I"
10 Oct 2017 QLD: "Say Farewell to the Beersheba Diorama" - Military Modelling Special Interest Group
09 Oct 2017 SA: October Luncheon Speaker - Senator Cory Bernardi, Senator for South Australia - "A Conservative's View of Defence."
05 Oct 2017 ACT: Dr Alan Ryan: The Australian Civil-Military Centre
21 Sep 2017 ACT: 2017 Annual Members' Dinner: Ms Kathryn Campbell CSC, Secretary of the Department of Human Services: Securing our systems and data
13 Sep 2017 QLD: CAPT David L O Hayward (Retd) - " The Sovereignty Dispute in the South China Sea, Economic Considerations for the Military & Economic Security of Australia"
07 Sep 2017 ACT: 2017 Annual General Meeting
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04 Sep 2017 SA: September Luncheon Speaker - Dr Romain Fathi " A different perspective on the First World War: The Frence Experience."
23 Aug 2017 QLD: MAJ Matthew Marcinkewycz - The Modern IED Threat
22 Aug 2017 ACT: Conference: The Law of the Sea in the Asia Pacific Region: Opportunities, Threats and Challenges
10 Aug 2017 ACT: Hon Dan Tehan MP: Cyber Security
07 Aug 2017 SA: August Luncheon
01 Aug 2017 QLD: 2017 LTCOL Rick Maher: "Gallantry -v- Leadership"
13 Jul 2017 ACT: Mr Scott Dewar, First Assistant Secretary International Policy, Department of Defence
03 Jul 2017 SA: Luncheon Speaker July - Imam Mohammed Tawhidi - "The Danger to Australia posed by Muslim Extremists"
29 Jun 2017 ACT: Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC, Chief of Air Force: The Royal Australian Air Force: The Next Three Years
05 Jun 2017 ACT: Major General Kath Toohey CSC, Head Land Capability: Looking Ahead: the Australian Army out to 2025
05 Jun 2017 SA: June Luncheon Speaker : Chen Yonglin, Former Chinese Diplomat : "Exposing the Chinese threat to Australia's Sovereignty"
11 May 2017 ACT: Commissioner Andrew Colvin, APM, OAM: Australian Federal Police Operations in the Near Region
05 May 2017 WA: Invitation to Notre Dame Book Launch - "1915: Australians at War and on the Home Front" Edited by Daniel Baldino and Mike Brennan
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01 May 2017 SA: Senator Nick Xenophon - Luncheon Speaker 1 May 2017 “Addressing the Adequacy of Australia’s Defence & Security Systems” -
01 May 2017 SA: LATE NEWS - INVITATION to LUNCHEON with Senator Nick Xenophon Senator for South Australia and Martin Hamilton-Smith MP JP - South Australian Minister for Defence Industries
06 Apr 2017 ACT: Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy: The Royal Australian Navy: The Next Three Years
03 Apr 2017 SA: Jodie van Deventer- CEO Committee of Adelaide - "Future for Adelaide"
23 Mar 2017 ACT: 2016 Leo Mahony Bursary Winners: Mr Cameron Hawker and Major Leon Young
09 Mar 2017 ACT: Mr Graham Fletcher, First Assistant Secretary North Asia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: A Focus on the Region - Australia and China: conflict of interests?
23 Feb 2017 ACT: Prof Clive Williams, MG: Lessons Learned from the Battle for Mosul
09 Feb 2017 ACT: Dr John Blaxland: Australia & Regional Security: The Challenge of being an Indo-Pacific Middle Power in the Age of Trump
06 Feb 2017 SA: Luncheon Presentation "Saudi Arabia - Defence Attache Report"
13 Dec 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture Tuesday 13 December 2016
08 Dec 2016 WA: Energy Security in the Indo-Pacific Century - Mr Andrew Pickford
30 Nov 2016 ACT: Dr Stephan de Spiegeleire: Capability-based planning: How does force design take place and how is that translated into capabilities?
29 Nov 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture Tuesday 29 November 2016
24 Nov 2016 ACT: 2016 Christmas Drinks
10 Nov 2016 WA: November 2016 Lecture
09 Nov 2016 ACT: 2016 Blamey Oration: The Dragon and the Snakes: Emerging and Future Security Threats in the Post-Cold War Order: Dr David Kilcullen
26 Oct 2016 SA: Current Issues Briefing - The Australian Air Campaign in the Middle East 2000-2016
25 Oct 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture 25 October 2016
19 Oct 2016 WA: An Evening with Mr Bob Jensen Senior Managing Director Strat3 LLC
13 Oct 2016 ACT: Contestability in Defence - Opportunities and Challenges
26 Sep 2016 NSW: Military History Seminar
22 Sep 2016 ACT: 2016 Annual Members' Dinner
08 Sep 2016 ACT: Annual General Meeting
08 Sep 2016 ACT: General Jim Mattis USMC (Retd)
07 Sep 2016 ACT: Naval History Workshop
05 Sep 2016 SA: RUSI SA Luncheon
31 Aug 2016 ACT: History Seminar Series: Western Front: Fromelles/Pozières and Beyond
30 Aug 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture The ADF Reserve Contribution to Australia’s defence
25 Aug 2016 WA: August 2016 Lecture Dr Leigh Straw - The Mental and Physical Scars of War
17 Aug 2016 ACT: Dusted Off with Brett Hunt
04 Aug 2016 ACT: Chief of Army - The Ryan Review
29 Jul 2016 ACT: An Evening Inspired by Bean
21 Jul 2016 ACT: Analysing the 2016 Defence White Paper
04 Jul 2016 SA: July Luncheon
09 Jun 2016 ACT: Order of Australia Association (ACT) 2016 ADF Oration
06 Jun 2016 Global Solution for Humanitarian Emergency Shelter and Storage
02 Jun 2016 ACT Lecture: Mr Bill Farmer AO
23 May 2016 RUSI of SA - Current Issues Briefing
11 May 2016 ACT Lecture: Mr Peter Baxter
30 Apr 2016 QLD Seminar Program
20 Apr 2016 QLD Lecture Program
22 Mar 2016 NSW - Speak, Time (Location)

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