Business-government partnership approach

Ensuring organisational resilience is our long-term objective which will require the combined efforts of government at all levels and the private sector. The business-government partnership approach recognises that in most cases, businesses are best placed to manage challenges and risk to their operations. Governments can assist organisations by providing information and strategic guidance to enhance their ability to manage unforeseen or unexpected events.

Resilience Expert Advisory Group

The Resilience Expert Advisory Group (REAG) comprises representatives from Australian, state and territory governments, critical infrastructure owners and operators, academia and research organisations. The REAG's mission is to promote organisational resilience within the business community generally, and support infrastructure resilience impplementation, for the purposes of building a resilient nation.

The REAG meets to discuss, develop and promote organisational resilience across public and private sector industries.

The REAG was formed in 2010 and secretariat support is provided by the Department of Home Affairs.

As at March 2019, members of the REAG are:

  • Andrew Kiley, Department of Home Affairs(Co-chairperson)
  • Matt Riley, Woolworths (Co-chairperson)
  • Robbie Sinclair, University of Southern Queensland
  • Steve Curnin, University of Tasmania
  • Colin Muller, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Brian Roylett, member of the Organisational Resilience Standards Committee
  • Dai Hockaday, Caltex Australia

To find out more about the REAG, email

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Trusted Information Sharing Network

The Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) provides an environment where business and government can share vital information on security issues relevant to the protection of our critical infrastructure and the continuity of essential services in the face of all hazards.

The Australian Government established TISN in April 2003. Members include owners and operators of critical infrastructure; Australian, state and territory government agency representatives, and peak national bodies.

Sector groups form the bridge between government and owner operators of critical infrastructure. Their purpose is to assist owners and operators to share information on issues relating to generic threats, vulnerabilities and to identify appropriate measures and strategies to mitigate risk and build organisational resilience.

For more information, visit the Trusted Information Sharing Networklink to Trusted Information Sharing Network website website.

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Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience​

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) develops, maintains and shares knowledge and learning to support a disaster resilient Australia. Building on extensive knowledge and experience in Australia and internationally, AIDR work with government, communities, NGOs, not-for-profits, research organisations, education partners and the private sector to enhance disaster resilience through innovative thinking, professional development and knowledge sharing.

For more information, visit the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience link to Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website.

ASIO Business and Government Liaison Unit (BGLU)

The BGLU is the principal interface between the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and government and industry stakeholders. The BGLU provides information via various means including a subscriber-controlled website, ASIO-hosted briefings, face to face engagement and participation in joint government and industry forums. All these mechanisms are aimed at providing risk management decision-makers within government and industry with the most current security intelligence and protective security advice to assist them to:

  • recognise and respond to national security threats;
  • develop appropriate risk mitigation strategies; and
  • provide informed briefings to executives and staff.

The BGLU secure website operates on a free subscription basis. The BGLU website contains intelligence-backed reporting on the domestic and international security environment. This reporting is drawn from the full range of ASIO's information holdings and expertise (including the multi-agency National Threat Assessment Centre, ASIO's protective security area (T4) and the Counter-Espionage and Interference Division) and some foreign intelligence partner agency reports.

For more information, visit the Business and Government Liaison Unitlink to Business and Government Liaison Unit website.

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National Security College

The National Security College is a specialist graduate college for national security studies. It offers graduate studies, PhDs, executive and professional development courses that address security challenges, strategy planning and policy implementation relevant to Australia, the Asia Pacific and the world.

For more information, visit the National Security College link to National Security College website.

Resilient Organisations Research Program

The Resilient Organisations Research Program (ResOrgs), a public good research program based in the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, has been researching what makes organisations resilient to crises since 2004.

The Australian Government partners with ResOrgs via the Resilience Expert Advisory Group.

ResOrgs is a collaboration between top New Zealand research universities, particularly the University of Canterbury and the University of Auckland, funded by the Natural Hazards Platform and supported by a diverse group of industry partners and advisors.

For more information, visit the Resilient Organisationslink to Resilient Organisations website website.​

Australian Cyber Security Centre and the Joint Cyber Security Centre

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is the Australian Government’s lead on national cyber security. It brings together cyber security capabilities from across the Australian Government to improve the cyber resilience of the Australian community and support the economic and social prosperity of Australia in the digital age.

The Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) program is a partnership between business, government, academia and other key partners to enhance collaboration on cyber security. The program is a central initiative of the Australian Government’s Cyber Security Strategy to bring together business and the research community along with state, territory and Commonwealth agencies in an open and cooperative environment.

For more information, visit the Australian Cyber Security Centre link to Australian Cyber Security Centre and Joint Cyber Security Centre link to Joint Cyber Security Centre webpages.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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