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…Details
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.
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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…Details
Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews today launched a rebooted Airport Watch program at the Gold Coast Airport to coincide with increasing domestic travel and the potential for growth in organised crime and drug trafficking throughout the aviation environment. “With domestic travel likely to continue increasing, the public will continue to play a critical role…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews and Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme Linda Reynolds say the arrests of six people in relation to alleged fraud against the NDIS shows the Morrison Government’s commitment to protecting the Scheme. Operation Pegasus is a months-long NDIS Fraud Taskforce investigation into an alleged criminal syndicate accused of…Details
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…Details
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…Details
A new initiative to inspire girls to see their future selves in a range of jobs using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills has launched today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Future You initiative will help raise awareness of the exciting career possibilities in STEM for the next generation.…Details
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…Details
Australia’s space sector is set to rocket to new heights, with the first ever launch facility licence granted to local company Southern Launch. The launch facility licence for the Koonibba Test Range in regional South Australia will open the door for the site to become a launch pad for future commercial launches of suborbital rockets.…Details
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…Details
The Morrison Government is injecting more than $1 million into two Australian space technology businesses, as part of its efforts to get more local companies involved in NASA’s Moon to Mars program and create new Australian jobs. The first round of Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement grants will support the two businesses to…Details
The Morrison Government is making sure there are no underweight carrots left out for the Easter Bunny this year, with a week-long blitz of fruit and vegetable retailers beginning ahead of the Easter weekend. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said inspectors from the National Measurement Institute (NMI) will hop to it from…Details