National Security College | Professional course
Indonesia 2019 and beyond


Examine the current challenges and opportunities, over election year 2019 and into the future. The course details Indonesia’s political, economic and social outlook. Consider international relations, defence priorities, technical innovation, internal security challenges, strategic objectives, and implications for Australian interests.

Course date: 
9am 21 May – 5pm 22 May 2019
#132 Crawford Building, Lennox Crossing, ANU

A fee of $2,250 (GST ex) applies to this course for Commonwealth participating agencies and NSC Partners. The open rate is $2,700 (GST ex).

Course overview

Scope and content

Participants at this course will discuss the following issues:
• Indonesian politics (2019 elections), society and economy
• Indonesian external policy including in the context of maritime security, transnational issues and ASEAN
• Indonesia’s domestic security challenges including terrorism, human security, environmental concerns, organised crime, and defence
• Prospects for Australia-Indonesia relations.

Who should attend?

This course is for all staff who will benefit from a deep understanding of Indonesia and the implications for Australian and regional public policy and national security interests.

Course details

  • Two day non-residential, fully-catered course.
  • An ANU parking permit is supplied.
  • Course time: 9-00am - 5-00pm

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“The NSC’s Understanding Indonesia course encouraged me to reconsider some of my assumptions and judgments on the outlook for the country and its implications for Australia. I particularly appreciated the presenters’ enthusiasm and depth of knowledge and the ample time provided by NSC for questions and discussion.”

“Being able to participate in the ‘Understanding Indonesia’ course was a wonderful opportunity. The speakers were experts in their field, and spoke with authority and insight on a range of topics of relevance to the diverse audience. I would highly recommend future courses conducted by the NSC.”

Course convenor

Mr Brad Fallen

Brad Fallen joined the National Security College as Manager, Executive and Professional Development in March 2018, on secondment from the Department of Home Affairs. Brad’s professional national security experience includes international relations, intelligence, Cabinet and ministerial decision-making, and policy development and delivery. As Senior Adviser International Cyber Policy in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) from 2014, Brad was part of the small team who delivered Australia’s 2016 Cyber Security Review and Strategy. He then implemented the Strategy for 18 months from the Office of the Cyber Security Special Adviser. Brad led PM&C’s National Security Committee Secretariat between 2011 and 2014, supporting Prime Ministers Gillard, Rudd and Abbott, and before this the Department of Defence’s Cabinet and Freedom of Information teams from 2008 to 11. He was Defence Adviser to the Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence, the Hon Bruce Scott MP, in 2000-01. Brad studied South Pacific history at the University of Queensland before joining the Department of Defence’s Graduate program in 1988. Brad’s career in Defence focused on Australia’s regional relationships, and included three years as First Secretary (Defence) at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, and two years seconded to the New Zealand Government in Wellington.

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