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National security

Counter-Terrorism White Paper: Securing Australia – Protecting our Community

Sets out Australia's counter-terrorism objectives and the means by which the Australian Government will pursue them. It explains the nature of the terrorist threat to Australia and sets out the strategy for countering terrorism.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Defence white paper

Details the Government's long-term strategic direction and commitments for Australia's national defence as well as future capability requirements.

Department of Defence

Australian Emergency Management

Provides emergency management information from the Australian Government.

Attorney-General's Department

Australian National Security

Australian National Security website provides information on counter-terrorism, the roles of Australia's national security and policing agencies, national security coordination arrangements and the national counter-terrorism plan.

Attorney-General's Department

Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office

The Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office (ASNO) is a specialist organisation within Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. ASNO combines the Australian Safeguards Office, the Chemical Weapons Convention Office and the Australian Comprehensive Test Ban Office, enhancing Australian and international security through activities that contribute to effective regimes against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Aviation security

Aviation security is designed to safeguard Australia's civil aviation operations against 'acts of unlawful interference'. Both the Minister and the Department are responsible for the development and implementation of a national framework of consistent aviation security measures.

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Customs Watch

Customs Watch is Customs and Border Protection's national information collection program. Customs and Border Protection encourages industry and the Australian community to report suspicious behaviour to Customs Watch toll-free on 1800 06 1800, or by using the online form.

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

International counter-terrorism

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade page with information on the Department's counter-terrorism role; what they have done so far; and Australia's international obligations and what Australians and Australian businesses need to be aware of. Includes links to further resources.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Managing Australia's borders

Provides information about securing Australia's borders, entry requirements for travelling to Australia and how the Department prevents illegal entry into Australia.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF)

Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) supersedes the Protective Security Manual (PSM). It provides the appropriate controls for the Australian Government to protect its people, information and assets, at home and overseas.

Attorney-General's Department

Register of Australian Interests Overseas

The Register allows Australian companies to record the location details of their overseas staff and facilities through a secure website so that in the event of a security situation, the Government is able to identify Australian interests within the vicinity.

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Trusted Information Sharing Network

The Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) for Critical Infrastructure Resilience provides an environment where business and government can share vital information on security issues relevant to the protection of our critical infrastructure and the continuity of essential services in the face of all hazards.

Attorney-General's Department

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