AUSTRALIA’S BORDER RULES APPLY TO EVERYONE

Any individual seeking to enter Australia must comply with our strict border requirements. While the Victorian Government and Tennis Australia may permit a non-vaccinated player to compete in the Australian Open, it is the Commonwealth Government that will enforce our requirements at the Australian border. Since 15 December 2021 fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can…

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE – AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA 8TH MINISTERIAL COUNCIL MEETING ON LAW AND SECURITY

The 8th Australia-Indonesia Ministerial Council Meeting on Law and Security (MCM) occurred earlier today, co-chaired by Australian Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews and Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Mohammad Mahfud MD. At the 8th MCM, held in Jakarta, Ministers discussed several shared priorities, including countering terrorism and violent extremism, and…

United States and Australia Enter CLOUD Act Agreement to Facilitate Investigations of Serious Crime

The United States and Australia today signed a landmark agreement that will facilitate access to electronic data for investigations of serious crime, including terrorism and child sexual abuse. The agreement is authorized by the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (CLOUD) Act, a bill Congress passed in 2018.  The CLOUD Act Agreement will help ensure…

Minister for Home Affairs – Transcript – Press Conference – United States Department of Justice – Signing of the CLOUD Act Agreement

ATTORNEY GENERAL GARLAND: Minister Andrews; distinguished guests; good afternoon. It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Justice today, and it is my honour to join Minister Andrews in the signing of the agreement between the United States and Australia today. Keeping the American people safe is one of the Justice…

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…

BUILDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BONDS WITH THE UNITED STATES

Australia and the United States have strengthened their long and productive collaborative history with a senior-level dialogue on science and frontier technologies. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews, who virtually met with White House officials yesterday, said the two nations were committed to increasing cooperation in science and technology. “There are enormous opportunities…

NASA’S GLOBE EDUCATION PROGRAM RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

Students and teachers from across Australia will once again have the opportunity to participate in a NASA sponsored international science and education program. NASA and the Australian Space Agency have signed a cooperative agreement to re-engage in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. This worldwide initiative provides a unique opportunity…