CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE REFORMS WILL STRENGTHEN AND PROTECT OUR AVIATION AND MARITIME INFRASTRUCTURE

Australia’s airports and seaports will be better protected from a broader range of threats, including cyber-attacks under legislation introduced to Parliament today. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the Transport Security Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2022 (TSACI Bill) will continue to safeguard Australia’s vital aviation and maritime infrastructure from terrorism, and ensure this critical…

MORRISON GOVERNMENT TAKING ACTION AGAINST RANSOMWARE CYBERCRIMINALS

The Morrison Government has today put criminal law reforms to Parliament that will see tougher offences and tougher penalties introduced for all forms of cyber extortion. These changes will ensure cybercriminals who use ransomware face an increased maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment and criminals targeting Australia’s critical infrastructure will receive a maximum penalty of…

LEGISLATION TO COMBAT MOBILE PHONE CRIME IN AUSTRALIA’S PRISONS

The Morrison Government has today introduced into Parliament new legislation to assist state and territory corrective services authorities identify, investigate and prevent illegal mobile phone criminal activity in Australia’s prisons. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said it is vital for prison authorities to have the powers they need to uncover illicit mobile phones and…