CPPSEC5003/4/5A – Security Risk Essay
For this assessment task you are required to prepare an essay discussing the following topic:
‘The security risk in relation to counter-terrorism in Australia is greatly minimised by the development of security risk management procedures, education programs and supporting legislation. Agree/Disagree’
The purpose of this discussion is four fold. Firstly, you need to identify any legislation, regulations or law of any type that deals with counter-terrorism in Australia.
Secondly, you need to research, identify and discuss any agencies that are involved in the management of counter-terrorism in Australia.
Thirdly, you need to research, identify and discuss the true nature of the risk of terrorism to the safety and security of Australians. This is essentially a risk assessment.
Finally, you need to discuss the ongoing risk management plans for counter-terrorism in Australia including any proposed new laws, new agencies, education programs, increased security practices; and anything more you can discover as part of your research.
Ultimately your research and resulting discussion should drive you to your conclusion as to whether you agree or disagree with the topic statement. It will take some considerable research to gather this information, as it is not something easily publicised.
Minimum word count: 1500 words
- Your essay should be neatly presented and free of spelling and grammatical errors
- Your essay must address the topic directly and cover all four areas identified above
- Your essay must show a good depth of research and an understanding of the associated issues
- Your essay must be correctly referenced where relevant