Prof Dale Stephens presented legal and policy frameworks at the Defence Force Information Operations course

RUMLAE Director Prof Dale Stephens recently attended the Australian Defence Force Information Operations course in Williamtown NSW where he presented on legal and policy frameworks that applied to Influence Operations.  

Dale Stephens and Aust Def Force

Prof Stephens is pictured with Squandron Leader Sarah Robin and Lieutenant Colonel Greg Colton'.

Such operations are often malevolent and pernicious and usually occur in the so called 'grey zone'. Influence operations have been identified in the most recent Commonwealth 2020 Defence Strategic update as representing a threat to the values of liberal democracy and consequently the security of Australia.

The role law plays a crucial role in deterring and responding to such foreign influence operations. The course attracted Australia Defence Force members across the three services along with Australian Public Service Staff.

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