The Hon.

Michael Keenan MP

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


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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
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
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
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
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
Commonwealth’s multi-million boost to continue Crime Stoppers’ fight to keep communities safe
16 April, 2016 Crime Stoppers will receive $3 million from the Commonwealth Government to continue coordination of its national crime prevention and detection campaigns. The funding will support Crime Stoppers vital operations in each state and territory to stop crimes and protect communities, as well as its ef... Read more
Dedicated strike team to target organised gangs in South Australia
15 April, 2016 Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and South Australia Police Minister Peter Malinauskas today announced a dedicated National Anti-Gangs Squad (NAGS) Strike Team for South Australia to tackle outlaw motorcycle gangs. “Organised crime gangs and outlaw motorcycle gangs represent an ongoing c... Read more
Celebrating Resilience - 2016 Resilient Australia Awards Open
21 March, 2016 Applications are now open for the 2016 Resilient Australia Awards. Now in their 17th year, these awards are a national program to recognise and promote initiatives which strengthen community disaster resilience. Disaster resilience is about making our communities safer, stronger and better pre... Read more
Countering terrorism: Berlin, Paris and London
11 March, 2016 Tomorrow I leave for Europe, where I will meet with my French, German and UK counterparts to strengthen security ties, share our knowledge of countering terrorism and violent extremism and discuss further opportunities for law enforcement cooperation and intelligence sharing. All Australians stoo... Read more
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