The Hon.

Michael Keenan MP

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


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Second National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Report shows steps in the right direction
27 July, 2017 The release of the second National Wastewater Drug Monitoring Program Report has revealed a small but significant reduction in the use of ice. The report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) shows that ice use has declined across the country in the four months from October last... Read more
Carly’s Law passes to protect young Australians online
15 June, 2017 Tough new laws that crack down on online predators have today passed Parliament, giving young Australians greater protection in the online world. The Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors Online) Bill, or Carly’s Law, targets online predators preparing or planning to cause harm, to, proc... Read more
Successful Taskforce Blaze to continue fight against illicit drug scourge
06 June, 2017 One of Australia’s most successful defences against the scourge of illicit drugs will continue, following the extension of the Australia-China joint agency Taskforce Blaze. Today, in Beijing, I was pleased to witness the Australian Federal Police and Chinese National Narcotics Control Commiss... Read more
$321.4 million investment in the Australian Federal Police
08 May, 2017 Federal Member for Stirling Michael Keenan today announced that the Turnbull Government is investing $321.4 million to bolster the capability of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and strengthen the protection of all Australians. The funding will provide for an additional 100 intelligence experts,... Read more
02 February, 2017 Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Attorney-General George Brandis and Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today announced a milestone for Australia’s cooperation with Indonesia on justice and security issues, the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice Phase II (AIPJ II).  &... Read more
Australia and Indonesia: new approach to cut financial lifeline to terrorists
01 February, 2017 The Australian and Indonesian governments are joining forces on a new six-pronged approach to cut the financial lifelines that enable terrorists. Today, Australia and Indonesia’s financial intelligence agencies, AUSTRAC and PPATK, signed an agreement to target counter-terrorism financing and ... Read more
Extending Australia’s policing partnership with Papua New Guinea
31 January, 2017 The Australian Government is investing $48 million to extend our longstanding policing partnership with our Pacific neighbour, Papua New Guinea.   The 18-month extension to the Papua New Guinea-Australia Policing Partnership will extend the agreement to December 2018, which will mark 10 years... Read more
22 December, 2016 Western Australia’s firefighting capability has been given a significant boost with today’s launch of its full aerial firefighting fleet, including the powerful Erickson Aircrane ‘Georgia Peach’.  Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today joined Western Australian Minis... Read more
Zero tolerance to inappropriate behaviour this holiday season
12 December, 2016 There will be no holiday exceptions for travellers acting inappropriately at Australian airports this holiday season. Australian law enforcement responds to an increasing number of incidents involving drunk or unruly passengers who think the ‘silly season’ is an excuse to behave badly.&... Read more
The evolving terrorist threat in Australia
26 October, 2016 It’s always good to be at the Lowy Institute and I appreciate being invited back today. I last spoke here on the issue of terrorism a little over a year ago in July. And while important parts of the terrorism landscape remain familiar, there have also been some significant changes. This contin... Read more
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