Anthony Murfett | Head of Division Technology and National Security
Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Anthony Murfett, Head of Division Technology and National Security, Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Mr Anthony Murfett is the Head of Division for the Technology and National Security Division in the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. He is responsible for leading the division providing advice to government on how Australia can support the new tech frontier in areas such as quantum technologies, AI, cyber as well as the broader digital economy. 

Previously, Anthony was the Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency. Anthony was responsible for the performance of the organisation and had oversight of strategy, policy and operations of the Agency. He led the formation of the Agency along with the inaugural Head of the Agency when it was established in 2018. 

Anthony has also undertaken a range of roles across government. This has included being the Minister Counsellor (Industry, Science and Education) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. In this role, Anthony's focus was on developing and implementing strategies to strengthen Australia's engagement with the industry and innovation, science, research and education systems in the US and Canada

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