Keeping Australians safe 20 years on from 9/11

Twenty years ago, President Bush addressed a nation struggling to make sense of a terrorist attack that had claimed almost 3000 innocent lives. He finished by saying: “None of us will ever forget this day, yet we go forward to defend freedom and all that is good and just in our world.” Twenty years on,…

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LET’S TALK ABOUT THE RISK OF ONLINE PREDATORS

You probably didn’t hear about it, but last week the Morrison Government passed legislation to give police and intelligence agencies more powers to tackle serious criminal activity taking place online, including child sexual exploitation. We’re making it harder for criminals and paedophiles to hide behind anonymising technology on the dark web. It didn’t make the…

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Coronavirus: Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews says Australia must learn to live in ‘COVID-19 environment’

GOLD Coast MP Karen Andrews has warned Australians need to learn to live in the COVID-19 environment to help “damaged” industries. The Industry Minister spoke to media outside her Varsity Lakes office on Tuesday and said things need to change or industries like aviation, tourism and retail will continue to plummet. “What’s happening to industry…

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Zampatti: Made in Australia move crucial to industry’s survival

Made in Australia could soon become the most coveted label as the government opens up discussions to secure the future of the country’s textile and manufacturing sector. Federal Industry Minister Karen Andrews met with Australia’s fashion leaders on Wednesday, including womenswear designer Carla Zampatti, to discuss the renewed focus on supporting the industry’s recovery. Read…

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Gold Coast theme parks with animal attractions get funding lifeline

Struggling Gold Coast theme parks with animal attractions will get a funding lifeline worth $95 million. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham said the initiative would provide vital assistance for exhibiting zoos and aquariums hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis and needed funds for fixed operational costs for animal care. McPherson MP Karen Andrews MP said…

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