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International Research Requirements: Dual Use Technologies & Australia’s Defence Export Controls

Location: Building 20, Lecture Theater 2

There is an increasing influence of geopolitical factors that affect international collaborative research, materials, knowledge and technology exchange. The Defence Trade Controls Act (DTCA) was introduced by the Australian government in 2012 to control the transfer of defence and strategic goods technologies and bringing Australia in line with international best practice. This workshop will help you in understanding the requirements of the Act and give you a chance to hear from the experts in the field.

The workshop will commence with a UOW panel discussion on the obligations of researchers who are working with actual or potential defence technology. If this applies to you then you are strongly encouraged to attend. The university is moving towards a training compliance framework for Defence Trade Controls and Foreign Interference due to increased risk as advised by the Department of Defence (DoD).

You will then hear from DoD Strategic Policy & Intelligence Group technical experts Dr Michael West, Director, Technical Assessments; Mr Daniel Smith, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance; and Dr Donna Capararo, Assistant Director, Technical Assessments, who will discuss “Dual Use Technologies and Australia’s Defence Export Controls” followed by a short Q/A session (agenda attached).

Registration is essential and early registration is encouraged via Eventbrite at: Please note that registration closes on Monday 24th February. Lunch will be provided and a range of dietary requirements can be accommodated.

For further information and to advise dietary requirements please contact the Research Integrity Officer at