Minister for Home Affairs

In March 2021, Karen was elevated to the Home Affairs portfolio in the Morrison Government. The Home Affairs department works together with the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, to keep Australia safe.

Prior to that, Karen put Australian manufacturing back on the map as the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Her achievements in this portfolio included the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy, as well as the $160 million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund. She also guided the Australian Space Agency through its highly successful first year, and towards a goal of tripling the size of the sector to $12 billion and creating 20,000 new jobs by 2030.

To submit a query or comment regarding the Home Affairs portfolio, visit the Ministerial website.

Portfolio Media

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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CHRISTCHURCH CALL FURTHER BOLSTERS ONLINE SAFETY

Keeping Australians safe online by eliminating terrorist and violent extremist content from the internet continues to be a key focus of the Morrison Government. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews today joined New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, French President Emmanuel Macron, and more than 50 other government and technology leaders on the second anniversary…

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Funding a safer Australia to secure our future

Joint media release with the Hon. Alex Hawke MP The Morrison Government is building a more secure and resilient Australia with more than $2 billion in investment to bolster national security, improve community safety and further streamline our migration system as part of our plan to secure Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety…

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OUTCOMES FROM FIVE COUNTRY MINISTERIAL MEETING

The Australian Government is continuing to advance on the world stage its plan to keep Australians safe and secure, with the latest Five Country Ministerial Meeting. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the meeting with the United States of America, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada covered a range of important issues, including migration…

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AUSTRALIA WELCOMES TWO-WAY TRANS-TASMAN TRAVEL

Australia’s flight-path to recovery is well underway with the Australian Government welcoming the New Zealand Government’s announcement that it will join the Safe Travel Zone between Australia and New Zealand. This announcement will enable quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand on both sides of the Tasman helping to reunite families and friends and giving…

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE GRANTS OPEN IN $1.3B INITIATIVE

The Morrison-McCormack Government is helping local food and beverage manufacturers capitalise on the global appetite for Australian made products, with funding now available for projects in the sector under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). Food and Beverage is the fourth of six National Manufacturing Priorities to be supported under the MMI to help…

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FEAST FOR THE SENSES THIS NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

Tea bag rockets, doughnut-flinging robots and a singing palaeontologist are among the events being supported by the Morrison Government’s 2021 National Science Week grants. 33 public science projects will share in nearly $500,000 as part of Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Morrison Government…

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