NEW LEGISLATION TO SUPPORT INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES WILL PROTECT AUSTRALIA IN A CHANGING WORLD

The Morrison Government has today introduced the National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2021, to address critical operational challenges facing intelligence agencies in the modern era, as part of the Government’s response to the Comprehensive Review of the Legal Framework of the National Intelligence Community. Minister for Home Affairs…

KEEPING AUSTRALIA SAFE FROM HIGH RISK TERRORIST OFFENDERS

The Morrison Government has secured passage in the Parliament of legislation to continue to protect the Australian community from the evolving threat posed by convicted terrorist offenders. The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2021 establishes an extended supervision order scheme to ensure that terrorist offenders who are released into the community at…

Joint border protection operation with Malaysia to protect our region’s maritime borders

The Morrison Government’s strong commitment to protecting our region from people smuggling and other civil maritime security threats has again been demonstrated, with Operation Redback XVI – a joint operation between the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Malaysia Coast Guard (MCG) – concluding on Sunday, 21 November 2021. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews…

Australia’s best crime and violence prevention projects recognised

Twelve outstanding local crime and violence prevention programs from across Australia are today being recognised in an awards ceremony coordinated by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). The annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards recognise the outstanding contributions local groups can make to preventing and reducing violence and crime in our communities. Minister for…

LANDMARK REFORMS TO NATIONAL SECURITY LEGISLATION WILL BETTER PROTECT OUR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

The Parliament has today passed important amendments to Australia’s national security legislation, better protecting from cyber-attack the critical infrastructure we all rely on. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said passage of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill sent a clear message to anyone considering using digital networks to interfere with Australia, our critical…

Commonwealth and State Law Enforcement Taskforce Established to Target Biggest Criminal Threats to NSW

Dangerous criminals living the high life from bankrolling corruption, illicit drug trafficking and money laundering are being targeted under a new supercharged operation between the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police Force (NSWPF) and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). Operation Phobetor is the latest capability strike against outlaw motorcycle gangs, triads, cartels, Italian organised criminals…