COOPERATION WITH MALAYSIA STRENGTHENS AUSTRALIAN BORDERS

The Morrison Government continues to ensure Australia’s border are protected, with Australia’s participation in Operation Redback XV – a week-long Malaysia Coast Guard (MCG) led exercise to strengthen maritime security in our near region – concluding yesterday. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said that while Australia’s strong border protection measures had suppressed Australia’s maritime people…

Growing the next generation of Australia’s cyber security experts

The Morrison Government is investing more than $8 million in innovative projects designed to improve the skills and availability of cyber security professionals. The eight successful projects funded under round one of the $70 million Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund will introduce students to training and career pathways and also create job-ready professionals through…

NEW LEGISLATION TO MAKE AUSTRALIANS SAFER

The Morrison Government will revolutionise the way Australian agencies investigate and prosecute serious crime, including terrorism, child sexual exploitation and cybercrime following the passage of legislation in the Senate today. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the passage of the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (International Production Orders) Bill 2020 will ensure Australia’s law enforcement agencies…

Loophole for criminal gangs closes

The Morrison Government continues to take action to dismantle criminal gangs and make our communities safer. The Transport Security Amendment (Serious Crime) Bill, which passed through the Parliament today, will strengthen identity card eligibility for those who work at airports, seaports and offshore facilities. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews welcomed the passage of the…

$1.3m flexible learning space officially opens at Gold Coast school

Gold Coast students will benefit from a new primary school building, which was officially opened today by Member for McPherson Karen Andrews MP. King’s Christian College in Reedy Creek received $490,000 in Federal funding for the project, through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure. The College, which…

FEAST FOR THE SENSES THIS NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

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…