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Australia’s approach to national security is based on strong cooperative, coordinated and consultative relationships between the Australian Government, the state and territory governments and our international partners.

At any given time Australia faces challenges to our nation’s security which can put institutions of state, people, economic assets and technology at risk. These include espionage, foreign interference, terrorism, politically motivated violence, border violations, cyber attack, organised crime, natural disasters and biosecurity events.

This 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.

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Registration now open - the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Conference 2012

Critical Infrastructure Resilience: Expect the unexpected

The Attorney-General’s Department will host the second Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) Conference from 15-16 March 2012 in Sydney.

The Conference is an initiative under the Australian Government’s CIR Strategy, helping to develop an effective business-government partnership with CI owners and operators.

The registration form is available at