Joint border protection operation with Malaysia to protect our region’s maritime borders

The Morrison Government’s strong commitment to protecting our region from people smuggling and other civil maritime security threats has again been demonstrated, with Operation Redback XVI – a joint operation between the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Malaysia Coast Guard (MCG) – concluding on Sunday, 21 November 2021. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews…

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Australia’s best crime and violence prevention projects recognised

Twelve outstanding local crime and violence prevention programs from across Australia are today being recognised in an awards ceremony coordinated by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC). The annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards recognise the outstanding contributions local groups can make to preventing and reducing violence and crime in our communities. Minister for…

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LANDMARK REFORMS TO NATIONAL SECURITY LEGISLATION WILL BETTER PROTECT OUR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

The Parliament has today passed important amendments to Australia’s national security legislation, better protecting from cyber-attack the critical infrastructure we all rely on. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said passage of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill sent a clear message to anyone considering using digital networks to interfere with Australia, our critical…

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Commonwealth and State Law Enforcement Taskforce Established to Target Biggest Criminal Threats to NSW

Dangerous criminals living the high life from bankrolling corruption, illicit drug trafficking and money laundering are being targeted under a new supercharged operation between the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police Force (NSWPF) and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). Operation Phobetor is the latest capability strike against outlaw motorcycle gangs, triads, cartels, Italian organised criminals…

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT STRENGTHENS AUSTRALIA’S UNIVERSITY SECTOR TO WITHSTAND FOREIGN INTERFERENCE

Updated guidelines to assist Australian universities strengthen their resilience to foreign interference risks, while protecting students, staff and research that contribute to Australia’s prosperity, have been released today. The updated guidelines will better address how foreign interference threats have evolved since the initial guidelines were released in 2019, and will assist universities to better identify…

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR RURAL AND REGIONAL VICTIMS OF CYBERCRIME AND ONLINE IDENTITY THEFT

Southeast Queenslanders continue to benefit from the Morrison Government’s record $1.67 billion investment in cyber security. The Glasshouse Mountains area will today benefit from a cyber-security outreach clinic that will increase the resilience of people in rural and regional areas to cybercriminals and support them to protect their data and online identify from theft. Minister…

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NEW VOLUNTARY PRINCIPLES TO PROTECT AUSTRALIA’S CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY SUPPLY CHAINS

The Morrison Government has today released the Critical Technology Supply Chain Principles, to support businesses of all sizes securely and confidently adopt and develop the critical technologies that will drive Australia’s economic recovery and future growth. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the voluntary principles would give businesses and consumers the confidence to take…

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CHARACTER CANCELLATIONS PROTECTING THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY

The Coalition Government has acted decisively to protect the Australian community from foreign criminals, murderers, paedophiles and rapists by cancelling or refusing 10,000 visas on character grounds since 2014. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the Morrison Government had zero tolerance for non-citizens who endanger Australians or engage in criminal activity. “Coming to Australia…

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Fully vaccinated Australians ready for take-off from 1 November 2021

Fully vaccinated Australians will not require an exemption to depart Australia from 1 November 2021. With millions of Australians now fully vaccinated, and more joining them each and every day, the Morrison Government can safely welcome fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents across Australia’s international border in increasing numbers. Minister for Home Affairs Karen…

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New Morrison Government program to support next generation of cyber security experts

Australian students are set to benefit from a new $14.9 million Morrison Government education initiative designed to boost cyber security skills and prepare them for future careers in cyber security. Launching today, Questacon’s Cyber Ready Program consists of a series of challenges and teacher training modules developed for primary, secondary and tertiary students across Australia.…

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National cooperation to counter terrorism and crime as we emerge from the pandemic

A national meeting of Australian Ministers with responsibility for policing, law enforcement and counter terrorism will occur later today, to enhance cooperation and keep Australians safe as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Chaired by Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews the forum will present an opportunity for national collaboration to counter terrorism and serious…

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