The Defence White Paper 2009 - Defending Australia in the Asia Pacific Century: Force 2030 was released on 2 May 2009. The primary outcome of the White Paper is to build a future force required for the defence of Australia and the security of the immediate region.
The Counter-Terrorism White Paper, Securing Australia – Protecting our Community, sets out Australia’s counter-terrorism objectives and the means by which the Government will pursue them. It explains the nature of the terrorist threat to Australia within Australia’s broader national security context; sets out the Australian Government’s strategy for countering terrorism; and details the policy settings by which the Government will implement its counter-terrorism strategy.
This website provides the key online access point for emergency management information from the Australian Government.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Managing Australia's Borders section will help you find information about securing Australia's borders, entry requirements for travelling to Australia and how the department prevents illegal entry into Australia.
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.
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.
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.