Senate debates

Monday, 2 December 2019

Questions without Notice

National Security

2:15 pm

Photo of Linda ReynoldsLinda Reynolds (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Defence) Share this | Hansard source

I thank Senator Molan for that question and for his deep and abiding commitment to our nation's security. The No. 1 priority for this Morrison government is to keep all Australians safe and secure. As our security intelligence agencies have made abundantly clear, the threat to Australia from foreign interference has never been greater. This is why the government is further strengthening Australia's response to foreign interference. We are committing $87.8 million to establishing a new task force, designed to disrupt and also to deter anyone from attempting to undermine Australian sovereign national interests. Working to the—

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