In conversation with Minister Clare O’Neil

In this episode of the National Security Podcast, the Hon Clare O’Neil, Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security, joins Professor Rory Medcalf in conversation. They discuss Australia’s current and future geopolitical environment, national resilience and maintaining integrity in Australia’s democracy. 

The conversation frames some significant developments in Australian government policy on foreign interference and cyber security. The Minister also shares insights on the new role of the Department of Home Affairs in national preparedness for future international conflicts. 


The Hon Clare O’Neil MP is the Federal Member for Hotham and the Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Cyber Security.  

Professor Rory Medcalf AM is Head of ANU National Security College. His professional experience spans more than three decades across diplomacy, intelligence analysis, think tanks, journalism and academia.  

Show notes: 

  • ANU National Security College academic programs: find out more 
  • ‘Foreign interference in Australia: an address by Home Affairs Minister the Hon Clare O’Neil MP’,  YouTube: 
  • ‘Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment’, Clare O'Neil and Tim Watts, Text Publishing: 
  • ‘Home Affairs and the long view’, National Press Club Address by Clare O’Neil: 


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