Building security culture at SIG

The annual Security in Government (SIG) Conference, hosted by the Attorney-General’s Department, is to be held from 3 – 5 September at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. The SIG Conference, now in its 24th year, began as a meeting of Agency Security Advisers in 1987. Today it has grown to become one of the leading […]

AG wants security industry regulation

By Paul Hemsley Plans to regulate the private security industry in dealing with government were outlined by Federal Attorney General, Nicola Roxon. Ms Roxon gave a talk at the ASIAL Security 2012 Conference in Sydney about regulating the private security industry with a licencing scheme reform. According to Ms Roxon, these reforms are one way […]

Disasters coordinated through capital based facility

By Paul Hemsley The Australian Government funded the $14 million Crisis Coordination Centre (CCC), which monitors risks and crises 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Attorney-General Robert McClelland said the CCC will connect Commonwealth, state and territory agencies to centralise Australian Government actions during national emergencies. “[Previously] operating from its temporary premises from […]

Commonwealth assistance for NSW flood victims

Attorney-General, Robert McClelland has announced the Commonwealth Government will provide financial assistance to New South Wales communities affected by recent flooding.   Commonwealth assistance is being provided through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) and will apply to Wagga Wagga, Albury and Tumut, Tumbarumba, Greater Hume and Lockhart shires.   Funding will include […]


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