Staff Achievements

January 27, 2019

Australia Day 2019 Award 

On the 26th of January 2019 it was announced that Professor David Widdowson, Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, was awarded membership in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to higher education in the field of international trade and customs. The Order of Australia is an honour and award that celebrates […]
February 16, 2017

Securing the Asean-China supply chain with ‘authorised economic operators’

Rob Preece is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Customs & Excise Studies, Charles Sturt University. He is our representative in the South East Asia Region. Tong Hua is a programme manager at the World Customs Organisation’s Asia Pacific regional office in Bangkok, and operations manager of the CCF/China Fund. Here is an article written by Rob and Tong […]
September 28, 2016

Dr Lars Karlsson, Honorary Doctorate

Mr Lars Karlsson has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Charles Sturt University for his ‘significant contribution to the public good through his outstanding input and influence in the professional practice of customs education and capacity building.’ Throughout his 30 year career in customs Dr Karlsson developed the world’s first partnership program between customs and the trading community, a program […]
July 7, 2016

Oil and Gas Installations Security

On 3 June 2016, CCES Senior Lecturer, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, launched his new book Offshore Oil and Gas Installations Security: An International Perspective at the 23rd International Caspian Oil and Gas Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan. He presented alongside, the Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan, Mr Rauf Hajiyev, Vice-President of Ecology of State Oil Company of the Republic of […]
June 6, 2016

Oil and Gas Installations Security

At the end of April 2016, INCU Head of Secretariat, Dr Mikhail Kashubsky, published the first academic book on the security of offshore oil platforms titled Offshore Oil and Gas Installations: An International Perspective, which is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group as part of Routledge’s Maritime & Transport Law Series. This book has been 10 years in the […]
July 27, 2015

Launch of the Australian Trusted Trader Programme 8th July 2015

This article was kindly contributed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Streamlined trade is now a step closer for Australian businesses with the launch of the highly anticipated Australian Trusted Trader pilot programme. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Michaelia Cash unveiled the programme on 8 July 2015 and confirmed the first four industry participants – Boeing […]
June 22, 2015

CCES Associate Professor Receives Professional Teaching Excellence Award

Associate Professor Greg Weppner, Academic Course Director, CCES has received the Charles Sturt University Professional Teaching Excellence Award. Greg has been teaching at CCES for six years, and is highly regarded by his colleagues and students. This award recognises Greg’s outstanding contributions to the Faculty and the University. We offer our congratulations to Greg.
May 20, 2015

CCES Staff Member Appointed to WTO Panel

Our Academic Course Director, Associate Professor Greg Weppner, is to be congratulated for his recent appointment as a World Trade Organization (WTO) panellist to adjudicate a dispute between China and Canada. This is Greg’s second WTO panel appointment and he is one of only a small number of Australian trade experts to have been appointed to this prestigious role. The […]
May 20, 2015

CCES Expert interviewed on Channel News Asia (CNA)

Associate Professor Stephen Muller was interviewed on 15 April 2015 on the popular Asia Pacific Channel News Asia (CNA). Stephen joined a panel of experts via skype on the discussion ‘Border management issues and why it is so challenging to secure borders’. In the first segment of the discussion, CNA presenter Teymoor Nabili interviewed Stephen along with Mr. Mick O’Connell, […]