NEW INTERNATIONAL MAIL TESTING TO STOP MAIL-ORDER DRUGS AND WEAPONS

The Morrison Government is securing Australia’s international post from mail-order drugs and weapons using a new world-leading capability that will help identify overseas traffickers and screen mail in real time. The state-of-the-art National Forensics Rapid Lab is now protecting Australians from illicit drugs and weapons, while targeting the transnational criminals who use mail to send…

MORRISON GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES COORDINATED CYBERCRIME CRACKDOWN

The Morrison Government is securing the online tools and technologies of the future, today opening a new Australian Federal Police-led centre dedicated to combatting crime online, and launching Australia’s National Plan to Combat Cybercrime, following its endorsement by Commonwealth, State and Territory Police Ministers last week. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the National…

PROCEEDS OF CRIME FUNDING TO DANIEL MORCOMBE FOUNDATION TO KEEP CHILDREN SAFE

The Morrison Government is ensuring children learn crucial safety skills, including in an online environment, through new funding to The Daniel Morcombe Foundation (the Foundation) drawn from proceeds of crime. The $3.4 million in funding will deliver the Foundation’s ‘Bright Futures Program’, which aims to prevent, identify and respond to harmful sexual behaviours (including technology…

MORRISON GOVERNMENT’S STRONG SUPPORT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IS GETTING RESULTS AND KEEPING AUSTRALIANS SAFE

Results released today in the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC) National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program report, reveal the ongoing benefit of the Morrison Government’s strong support for Australian law enforcement agencies. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said that under the Morrison Government, total funding for the Australian Federal Police had increased to $1.7 billion,…

NORTHERN TERRITORY TO BENEFIT FROM FUNDING BOOST FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY

The Morrison Government is improving community safety in the Northern Territory and assisting at-risk youth by delivering an extra $50 million under round six of the highly-successful Safer Communities Fund. More than $1.2 million in extra funding has been allocated to Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation, a major service delivery agency in Alice Springs offering services…

HAMAS LISTED AS TERRORIST ORGANISATION

Australia has today listed Hamas in its entirety as a terrorist organisation under the Criminal Code. This listing replaces the previous listing of Hamas’ paramilitary wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, which had been listed since 2003. The Government also designates Hamas for the purpose of counter-terrorism financing sanctions. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews…