PUTTING A STOP TO THE COWARD PUNCH

The Morrison Government is keeping Australians safe through a $1 million grant from Proceeds of Crime to the Stop the Coward Punch Campaign, which is helping to reduce the scourge of unprovoked violence in the community. The Coward Punch Campaign was founded in 2014 by Australian world boxing champion Danny Green to raise awareness about…

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Australian Human Rights Commission partnership with Australian Border Force

A five-year partnership between the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and the Australian Border Force (ABF) will bolster efforts to build on and improve workplace culture and drive greater gender equity. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said the partnership will build on already successful strategies and demonstrates that senior leadership within the ABF are committed…

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IMPROVING JUSTICE AND POLICING RESPONSES FOR VICTIM-SURVIVORS

Victim-survivors of sexual assault and violence will experience improved justice and policing responses under the Morrison Government’s commitment to ending family, domestic and sexual violence. Police across the country will be trained to effectively identify and support victim-survivors of complex family, domestic and sexual violence including coercive control and technology-facilitated abuse. Minister for Women’s Safety…

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ELITE NEW STRIKE TEAMS TO TARGET ORGANISED CRIME

The Morrison Government is providing additional funding for new Australian Federal Police (AFP) Organised Crime Strike Teams to keep Australians safe from serious and organised crime, and keep weapons and drugs off our streets. The Organised Crime Strike Teams will target illicit drug and firearm trafficking, money laundering and other serious crime around Australia. Strike Teams…

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AFP DOGS TRAINED TO SNIFF OUT SERIOUS CRIME AT NEW FACILITY

A new cutting-edge training facility has opened in Canberra for the next-generation of Australian Federal Police (AFP) technology detection dogs used to fight child exploitation, terrorism and foreign interference. The new Technology Detection Dog facility is an Australian-first for law enforcement, helping the AFP to bring serious and dangerous offenders to justice. In 2021, technology…

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SECURING AUSTRALIA’S CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Australia’s critical infrastructure – everything from electricity and water, to healthcare and groceries – will be better protected against cyber attacks and other serious security threats after new legislation passed the Parliament today. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the Security Legislative Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill will boost the security and resilience of…

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NEW LEGISLATION TO KEEP AUSTRALIANS SAFE

New legislation passed in Parliament today will help keep Australians safe – by allowing Australia’s intelligence agencies respond to terrorist threats more quickly and improve emergency assistance to Australians in trouble overseas. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the passing of the National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Bill…

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Australia – New Zealand Resettlement Arrangement

Australia and New Zealand have jointly agreed that New Zealand will resettle up to 150 refugees per year for three years from Australia’s existing regional processing cohort. The resettlement arrangement will be implemented under New Zealand’s existing Refugee Quota Programme and will initially be considered for those refugees who: are in Nauru or are temporarily…

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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…

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