Growing the next generation of Australia’s cyber security experts

The Morrison Government is investing more than $8 million in innovative projects designed to improve the skills and availability of cyber security professionals. The eight successful projects funded under round one of the $70 million Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund will introduce students to training and career pathways and also create job-ready professionals through…

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NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE AUSTRALIANS SAFER

The Morrison Government will revolutionise the way Australian agencies investigate and prosecute serious crime, including terrorism, child sexual exploitation and cybercrime following the passage of legislation in the Senate today. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the passage of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020 will ensure Australia’s law enforcement agencies…

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New podcast to raise awareness of online child sexual exploitation

A new podcast launched today will provide the Australian community a rare insight into work to prevent and deter child sexual abuse and exploitation, and bring to justice those who commit these horrendous crimes. ‘Closing The Net’, produced by the Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), will educate the Australian community…

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Loophole for criminal gangs closes

The Morrison Government continues to take action to dismantle criminal gangs and make our communities safer. The Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill, which passed through the Parliament today, will strengthen identity card eligibility for those who work at airports, seaports and offshore facilities. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews welcomed the passage of the…

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GOLD COAST BLACK SPOT FUNDING TO SAVE LIVES

Motorists who use a notorious Varsity Lakes intersection are set to benefit from a Federal Government funding injection to upgrade the known ‘black spot’. Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews MP welcomed the investment of $502,000 through the 2021–22 Black Spot Program to improve conditions at the intersection of Stapley Drive and Scottsdale Drive. “Gold…

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NATIONAL STRATEGY TO PREVENT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

The Commonwealth Government is providing $146 million for the first phase of a new National Strategy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse, including nearly $40 million in new funding to the AFP. Prime Minister Scott Morrison today joined Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ben Morton and Member for Swan Steve Irons at the…

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HISTORIC AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE OPERATION KEEPING AUSTRALIANS SAFE

More than 220 members of accused mafia, outlaw motorcycle gangs and transnational serious organised criminals have been arrested for serious drug and weapon offences under an historic Australian Federal Police-led operation. Keeping Australians safe is the Morrison Government’s top priority and that’s why we have been giving law enforcement agencies the legislation, tools and resourcing…

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Expansion of Australian-first Technology Detection dog program

The Morrison Government is boosting Australia’s Technology Detection Dog program as part of its $59.9 million commitment to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to protect Australian children from sexual exploitation. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews today visited the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation in Brisbane to announce the $5.7 million boost to the…

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