Alistair is the co-founder of the Sydney-based Centre for Armed Violence Reduction. The Centre endeavours to achieve a reduction in armed violence at a regional and national level by taking a whole of government approach and partnering with officials and key actors to deliver on violence prevention goals. 

Over recent years, Alistair has also been Chairman of a number of other protection-related initiatives, including :

  • Thai Burma Border Consortium which provides humanitarian assistance to 240,000 displaced Burmese;
  • Australian Council for International Development’s Advocacy and Public Policy Committee;
  • Refugee Advice and Casework Service (Australia);and
  • (Co-Convenor) of Make Poverty History – a coalition of 60 aid agencies campaigning on halving extreme poverty globally.