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In its 15th year, the 2010 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence, held on 29 April at the River Room Crown Melbourne, honoured the best in the categories of Individual Achievement, Integrated Security Solution,Training, Security Manager and In-House Security. With a colourful backdrop of the Melbourne’s Yarra River and Crown’s signature on-the-hour fire shows, the Awards for Excellence again proved to be a highlight of the industry’s calendar. “These highly sought awards provide an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the outstanding and increasingly important contribution made by security professionals across Australia.” ASIAL CEO Bryan de Caires said. In his welcoming address, ASIAL President Ged Byrnes, reminded guests that the Security Industry was undergoing a period of unprecedented growth and change with the Association well placed to provide strong leadership and direction. “Over the past 12 months our Industry has come under some of the closest scrutiny imaginable.” Byrnes said.“ASIAL welcomes this scrutiny as it can only assist in further strengthening our industry through the introduction of more


robust compliance mechanisms.” The calibre of this year’s award entries were of an exceptionally high standard, spanning a broad and diverse range of security activities and industry sectors. Amongst those recognised were Michael van der Velde, Regional Security Manager (NSW/ACT) with Qantas, who secured the Individual Achievement Award for his contribution to Aviation security including being a member of the Airbus Aircraft User Security Panel, protection of aviation critical infrastructure and also being part of the Qantas response team for the Sari Club bombing in Bali and the Maldives/Colombo Boxing Day Tsunami. Australia’s oldest thoroughbred racing club, the Australian Jockey Club, took out the In-House Security award through the overhaul and upgrade of its security operations and facilities. British American Tobacco Australia took out the coveted Training Award for its innovative in-house training program. Other award winners included Pacom Systems for the integrated security solution installed at the Royal Darwin Hospital and Alan Bolton of Kangan Institute for managing the security needs of over 40,000 students and staff.


Security Insider June 2010  
Security Insider June 2010  

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