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NATIONAL SECURITY

Inter-Governmental Agreement
National Counter-Terrorism Committee
Protective Security Coordination Centre
National Security Website


Inter-Governmental Agreement on Australia's Counter-Terrorism Arrangements

In 2002 all Australian governments signed an agreement to establish cooperative arrangements in relation to counter-terrorism.

The agreement can be downloaded here.


National Counter-Terrorism Committee

The National Counter-Terrorism Committee was established by the Inter-Governmental Agreement. It is the national coordinating body for counter-terrorism in Australia. It is co-chaired by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and a state/territory senior official. It comprises senior representation from relevant Australian Government agencies, Premiers' and Chief Ministers' departments and police services from each jurisdiction. It's role is to:

  • provide strategic and policy advice to heads of government and relevant ministers;
  • coordinate an effective nation-wide counter-terrorism capability;
  • maintain effective arrangements for sharing relevant intelligence and information between all relevant agencies in all jurisdictions;
  • provide advice in relation to the administration of the special fund; and
  • maintain the National Counter Terrorism Plan and associated documentation.


National Security and Criminal Justice Group

The  National Security and Criminal Justice Group is a section of the Commonwealth Attorney Generals Department (AGD) which coordinates protective security and counter-terrorism arrangements between Australian Government and State/Territory agencies.


National Security Website

The National Security website provides more information on national security arrangements.