Allan Behm

Allan Behm heads the International and Security Affairs Program at The Australia Institute, Canberra, specialising in political and security risk evaluation, and policy analysis and development. He previously worked for nearly 30 years in the Australian Public Service, was chief of staff to Minister for Climate Change and Industry Greg Combet (2009 to 2013) and senior advisor to the shadow minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Penny Wong (2017-19).

Allan Behm heads the International and Security Affairs Program at The Australia Institute, Canberra, specialising in political and security risk evaluation, and policy analysis and development. He previously worked for nearly 30 years in the Australian Public Service, was chief of staff to Minister for Climate Change and Industry Greg Combet (2009 to 2013) and senior advisor to the shadow minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Penny Wong (2017-19).


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