CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE REFORMS WILL STRENGTHEN AND PROTECT OUR AVIATION AND MARITIME INFRASTRUCTURE

Australia’s airports and seaports will be better protected from a broader range of threats, including cyber-attacks under legislation introduced to Parliament today. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the Transport Security Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2022 (TSACI Bill) will continue to safeguard Australia’s vital aviation and maritime infrastructure from terrorism, and ensure this critical…

LEGISLATION TO COMBAT MOBILE PHONE CRIME IN AUSTRALIA’S PRISONS

The Morrison Government has today introduced into Parliament new legislation to assist state and territory corrective services authorities identify, investigate and prevent illegal mobile phone criminal activity in Australia’s prisons. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said it is vital for prison authorities to have the powers they need to uncover illicit mobile phones and…

REVAMPED NATIONAL SECURITY WEBSITE LAUNCHED TO KEEP AUSTRALIANS SAFE AND PROTECT OUR WAY OF LIFE

The Morrison Government is making it easier for Australians to protect themselves from terrorism and find information about what to do in a terrorist attack, unveiling today a significantly enhanced national security website. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said Australians couldn’t be complacent about the terrorist threat, and that recent tragic attacks in the…

NEW LEGISLATION TO SUPPORT INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES WILL PROTECT AUSTRALIA IN A CHANGING WORLD

The Morrison Government has today introduced the National Security Legislation Amendment (Comprehensive Review and Other Measures No. 1) Bill 2021, to address critical operational challenges facing intelligence agencies in the modern era, as part of the Government’s response to the Comprehensive Review of the Legal Framework of the National Intelligence Community. Minister for Home Affairs…

Funding a safer Australia to secure our future

Joint media release with the Hon. Alex Hawke MP The Morrison Government is building a more secure and resilient Australia with more than $2 billion in investment to bolster national security, improve community safety and further streamline our migration system as part of our plan to secure Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety…

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMPANY SECURES DEFENCE SATELLITE CONTRACT

A small South Australian space technology company has beaten international competition to win a $2.5m Defence contract. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated Inovor Technologies on winning the contract to deliver a satellite bus that will be used to house equipment in space for the Buccaneer Main Mission. “The Buccaneer program…