A special meeting of the Council of Australian Governments has agreed on a series of measures aimed at strengthening national security.
The Federal Government has announced a new industry-led cyber security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to build Australia’s cyber security capability and deliver solutions to ensure the safety of businesses and citizens in cyberspace.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has released a strategy paper on strengthening security at venues where crowds are likely to gather.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has described as “very successful” his visits to the G20 in Germany, to France and to the United Kingdom.
The Australian Government says it intends to introduce new laws to compel social media companies like Facebook and Google to help Australian security agencies get access to encrypted messages from suspected terrorists and other criminals.
There is nothing in the polls to lead Coalition strategists to think that the Budget – now a month behind us – has raised its popularity with voters. The figures have barely changed.
Pauline Hanson has called for Australians on “terror watch lists” to be interned to protect the public.
Tasmanian independent Senator Jacqui Lambie has tabled a Private Member’s Bill which would make it an offence to wear full face coverings in a public place under Commonwealth jurisdiction.
Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has called on Attorney-General George Brandis, who is responsible for Australia’s domestic spy agency, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) to detail how many people on Australia’s official terror watch list are not Islamic.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the latest propaganda from Daesh (Islamic State) used footage of Australian locations and Australian icons in a call for further attacks against the West.
Pauline Hanson wants laws stripping dual-national terrorists of their citizenship to go further, calling for their families to be deported as well, AAP reports.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced Australia will expand its rules of engagement in the Middle East to remove existing bans on the Australian military which prevent them attacking non-combatant key personnel.
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has blocked the bids for New South Wales electricity network Ausgrid, citing of national security concerns.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the Coalition has committed to invest $58 million over four years to expand Australia’s diplomatic network.
The Coalition, if re-elected, will establish a new Visa Risk Assessment (VRA) capability within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to better assess terrorism and criminal threats to Australia.
Legislation has been introduced in Federal Parliament to give effect to a merger between two of Australia’s most important law enforcement and criminal information agencies – CrimTrac and the Australian Crime Commission (ACC).
With the exception of the notorious, welded-on Tony Abbott cheer squad, the public mood appears to be wishing Malcolm Turnbull continued success.
Although it is unfashionable to admit it, day-to-day public Federal politics, which is composed of a series of consultations, decisions and policy announcements, has fallen into something of an hiatus over the last week.
Australia and Indonesia have agreed to work even more closely to address what Justice Minister Michael Keenan calls “the significant threat posed by the recruitment of foreign fighters by terrorist organisations”.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Indonesian National Police (INP) have signed a new arrangement to “solidify” their long-standing working partnership in the fight against serious international crime.
Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has tabled its 25th Twenty-fifth Report of the 44th Parliament.
The Labor Party can hardly believe its luck. With events running so consistently against the Government.
The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights has tabled its 25th Report of the 44th Parliament, which is highly critical of the provisions of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015.
The Council of Australian Governments has endorsed “a comprehensive long-term national counter-terrorism blueprint”, Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
The Coalition Government’s standing with voters, as reflected in opinion polls, continues to improve, despite the unpopularity of Prime Minister Tony Abbott, prompting speculation about an early election.
The Government has released draft legislation for reforms to maintain the security and resilience of Australia’s telecommunications networks in what it describes as “a global environment of increasingly sophisticated national security risks”.
The Government introduced legislation that will strip Australian citizenship from dual nationals who engage in terrorism.
The Coalition, even at Cabinet level, is deeply divided over proposals sponsored by the Prime Minister to change citizenship laws as part of the anti-terrorism campaign.
A Senate committee will investigate the handling of a letter from Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis to Attorney-General George Brandis.
The Government was severely embarrassed by a detailed leak to the Fairfax newspapers of divisions within the Cabinet over proposals to withdrew or limit Australian citizenship in the case of people believed to be linked to terrorism.