Critical infrastructure reforms to protect the essential infrastructure we all rely on

The Morrison Government has today introduced amendments to urgently protect Australia’s critical infrastructure in the event of a major cyber-attack. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the amendments to the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 would ensure the most urgent reforms could be made while the Government continues to consider other recommendations…

NEW PROGRAM TO FUND RESEARCH INTO ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The national Indigenous Justice Research Program (IJRP) has been established today as part of the Morrison Government’s commitment to the National Agreement on Closing the Gap. The IJRP will fund academic research relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander criminal justice and aim to reduce the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in…

NEW CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTURY EXHIBIT SECURES FEDERAL SUPPORT

One of the Gold Coast’s most iconic attractions has received major Federal Government funding to support the construction of an exciting new exhibit, designed to attract international visitors. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary (a National Trust Property) will use the investment of $2,627,500 under Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) to incorporate an Australiana…

New plan to protect Australians against ransomware

The Morrison Government is taking action to protect the community and economy from ransomware attacks, announcing new criminal offences, tougher penalties and a mandatory reporting regime as part of a new and comprehensive Ransomware Action Plan. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said individuals, businesses, and critical infrastructure across Australia will be better protected as…