National cooperation to counter terrorism and crime as we emerge from the pandemic

A national meeting of Australian Ministers with responsibility for policing, law enforcement and counter terrorism will occur later today, to enhance cooperation and keep Australians safe as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews the forum will present an opportunity for national collaboration to counter terrorism and serious…

Critical infrastructure reforms to protect the essential infrastructure we all rely on

The Morrison Government has today introduced amendments to urgently protect Australia’s critical infrastructure in the event of a major cyber-attack. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the amendments to the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 would ensure the most urgent reforms could be made while the Government continues to consider other recommendations…

Stronger Communities Program Round 7

Community groups contribute so much to our local community, making them better places to live, work and raise a family. That’s why I’m excited to confirm that Expressions of Interest (EOI) forms for Round 7 of the Stronger Communities Program (SCP) are now available to download. Round 7 of the program will continue to support…

JOINT RELEASE – TICKET TO SAFE TRAVEL OVERSEAS

Australians are another step closer to safe overseas travel with the introduction of the Australian Government’s International COVID-19 proof of vaccination. From tomorrow, 19 October 2021, Australians and Australian visa holders who have a valid passport and their COVID-19 vaccination recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) can obtain an International COVID-19 proof of vaccination.…

NEW PROGRAM TO FUND RESEARCH INTO ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The national Indigenous Justice Research Program (IJRP) has been established today as part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. The IJRP will fund academic research relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander criminal justice and aim to reduce the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in…

NEW CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTURY EXHIBIT SECURES FEDERAL SUPPORT

One of the Gold Coast’s most iconic attractions has received major Federal Government funding to support the construction of an exciting new exhibit, designed to attract international visitors. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (a National Trust Property) will use the investment of $2,627,500 under Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) to incorporate an Australiana…