TRANSCRIPT Press Conference – PARLIAMENT HOUSE

Topics: Evacuation of Australians, permanent residents, and Australian visa holders from Kabul International Airport; settlement of evacuees in Australia KAREN ANDREWS: While our operations in Kabul have ceased, we have now had 1,035 people arrive in Australia from the Middle East. Our work regarding Afghanistan is not complete, we are continuing to support those people…

ATTRIBUTION OF MALICIOUS CYBER ACTIVITY TO CHINA’S MINISTRY OF STATE SECURITY

KAREN ANDREWS: The Australian Government overnight has joined international partners in expressing serious concerns about malicious cyber activities by China’s Ministry of State Security. In consultation with our partners – and that includes the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan – the Government has determined that China’s Ministry of State Security exploited vulnerabilities in…

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…

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…