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Discussions with industry on national security



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SENATOR THE HON GEORGE BRANDIS QC ATTORNEY-GENERAL THE HON MICHAEL KEENAN MP MINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER ON COUNTER TERRORISM

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DISCUSSIONS WITH INDUSTRY ON NATIONAL SECURITY

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y, we were pleased to host the second Industry Consultation on National Security ( ICONS) meeting in Melbourne. The ICONS was established as a forum for government and s

enior business leaders to discuss the national security challenges facing our nation

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top priority for the Australian government is to protect our people, our economy and our wa y of life from the ever-changing range of national security challenges that we face as a society.

During the meeting, Government and business leaders shared insights and experiences across a range of national security areas including countering violent extremism, cyber-security, foreign investment and espionage.

We examined areas where industry plays an active and critical role in security, as well as br oader opportunities for greater business-government collaboration in addressing national

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curity threats.

It is important that the Australian government works with Australia’s industry leaders and we value their perspectives and insights as well as the important role they continue to play in stre

ngthening the Australian community.

We look forward to continuing to partner with industry to make our nation stronger in the face of national security threats.

10 March 2016

Contact:

Office of the Attorney-General 02 6277 7300

Office of Minister Keenan 02 6277 7290