The Hon.

Michael Keenan MP

Federal Member for Stirling
Minister for Justice
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism


 

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Digital Youth Forum to counter hate speech and promote diversity online
21 October, 2016 Today, I am proud to officially open the digital youth forum ‘engage: our diverse digital future’. Supported by the Australian Government and led by the Digital Industry Group Incorporated (DIGI), the forum brings together 150 people from around Australia and from diverse ethnic and r... Read more
More Australians know how to stay safe online
12 October, 2016 Today, during Stay Smart Online Week 2016, I released the ThinkUKnow Australia corporate report for 2015-2016, highlighting the ongoing importance of educating all Australians on how to stay safe, respectful, and resilient online. It is becoming increasingly urgent to bridge the digital generatio... Read more
Combatting Illegal Firearms
14 September, 2016 The illegal trafficking of firearms is a deadly crime and just one illegal firearm is a huge threat to the safety of Australians. Since coming to government the Coalition has moved to put in place a range of measures to combat illegal firearms in our community including: Investing $88 million ... Read more
Specialist fraud, bribery and corruption team established in Perth
05 September, 2016 The Coalition Government has announced the establishment of a Perth-based specialist fraud and anti-corruption team that will prioritise foreign bribery investigations. The team is a key aspect of the $15 million in additional funding provided to the Australian Federal Police (AFP) earlier this... Read more
Fighting terrorism – A Counter Narrative Guide for South East Asia
30 August, 2016 Today I released the world’s first how-to-guide to undermine violent extremist narratives across South East Asia. The document was developed with the support of the Australian Government by the Hedayah Institute, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism based ... Read more
New Canberra Headquarters for the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
29 August, 2016 Today, I opened the new $1.8 million Canberra headquarters for the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI) where an expanded ACLEI will host multi-agency taskforces to tackle complex corruption. The new secure facility includes state-of-the-art security features designed to pr... Read more
$25.4 MILLION INVESTMENT TO KEEP ILLEGAL GUNS OFF OUR STREETS
27 July, 2016 The illegal trafficking of firearms is a deadly crime and just one illegal firearm is a huge threat to the safety of Australians. That is why the Commonwealth Government is investing an additional $25.4 million over three years to enhance the Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) capacity to de... Read more
INVESTING IN INNOVATION FOR OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT ELITE
15 June, 2016 Australia’s ever-changing national security landscape demands our law enforcement and intelligence agencies have the best technological capabilities to keep our nation safe. That’s why the Coalition Government is investing another $2.6 million in new capability for the Australian Fede... Read more
DELIVERING SAFER STREETS THROUGH BLUE LIGHT PROGRAMS
08 June, 2016 The Turnbull Government is today investing almost $640,000 in Blue Light projects in Queensland and Victoria, as part of the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to community safety. The funding comes from Round Two of the Coalition’s Safer Streets Programme which supports communit... Read more
STAYING STRONG IN THE FACE OF TERROR
21 April, 2016 The emergence of ISIL and its ability to influence and radicalise people across the world, has produced the most significant ongoing threat to our national security from terrorism in our history. That is why today, at an undisclosed location in Maylands, Minister for Justice and Minister Assistin... Read more
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