National Security

Content relating to the Center for Counter-Terrorism Coordination (CCTC) has now been transferred to the Department of Home Affairs.

National security is all about keeping Australians safe and secure. PM&C helps the Prime Minister and the Government to make decisions on national security issues.

The National Security Division of PM&C advises the Prime Minister on how to deal with threats to the nation’s security. We help the government make decisions on protecting Australia’s borders and preventing organised crime. We advise on defence strategies and responding to major security crises. We also advise the Prime Minister and Cabinet Secretary on national security policy issues considered in Cabinet meetings.

Information Sharing and Intelligence Division ensures that Australia’s national security agencies share information with the right people securely and at the right time. We also advise the Prime Minister and the Cabinet on:

  • intelligence policy issues
  • national intelligence priorities
  • evaluation of national intelligence outcomes
  • intelligence related legislation.

Current Threat Environment

The National Terrorism Threat Advisory System informs the public about the likelihood of a terrorist act occurring in Australia. It also assists government leaders and security officials in planning for, and responding to, terrorism.

For information on the current threat level see the National Terrorism Threat Advisory System web page.

Independent National Security Legislation Monitor

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) is appointed under the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 (the Act). The INSLM’s role is to review the operation, effectiveness and implications of Australia’s counter-terrorism and national security legislation.
 

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO Box 6500
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: 02 6271 5111

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