Intergovernmental Agreement On Australia`s Counter Terrorism Arrangements


The Directorate of Justice and Community Security, through its Department of Security and Emergency Management, is responsible for coordinating the IPC in conjunction with ACT Policing. As part of these agreements, SEMB and ACT Policing offer a variety of activities that support owners and operators of critical infrastructure. These include providing information and advice to industry and government on IPC issues and representing the territory at national meetings to address issues related to the national approach to critical infrastructure protection. The NCTC celebrated its 10th anniversary in October 2012. At the same time, they published a report in which they presented significant achievements over the past decade and their future objectives in developing and maintaining national counter-terrorism capabilities. The NCTC Ten Year Anniversary Report is available through the Australian government archives. Following the Terrorist Attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001, counter-terrorism agreements were revised by the Prime Minister, Prime Minister and Prime Ministers, and the National Counter-Terrorism Committee was established by an intergovernmental agreement. The NCTC held its first meeting in November 2002, a month after the Bali bombings that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians. Australia`s approach to security and terrorism is based on strong cooperation between governments and Commonwealth, state and territorial authorities.

The Australian National Security website describes these rules. In September 2012, the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments reached a formal agreement to establish New Zealand as a member of the Australian-New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee (ANZCTC). Previously, New Zealand had observer status on the National Counter-Terrorism Committee (NCTC). The aim of this amendment was to ensure as close coordination and cooperation as possible in the fight against terrorism. To accommodate this change in membership, the Committee changed its name and changed its mandate to Schedule A of the agreement. Following the 1978 bombing of the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, then-Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser announced the creation of a committee composed of the Australian government and national and territorial authorities. The Committee`s main objective would be to conclude a number of national agreements and agreements to respond to political threats or acts of violence. The Commonwealth Standing Advisory Committee and The Government Cooperation for the Protection of Violence (SAC-PAV) held its first meeting in February 1979. As part of the 2002 Intergovernmental Agreement on National Anti-Terrorism Agreements in Australia, the ACT is required to participate in Critical Infrastructure Protection Agreements (IPCs). “These physical facilities, supply chains, information technologies and communication networks that, when destroyed, dismantled or made unavailable for a long time, would adversely affect the social or economic well-being of the nation or jeopardize Australia`s ability to ensure national security.

ANZCTC relies on strong trans-Tasman cooperation and has expertise in areas such as crisis management, command and control services, intelligence services and investigations, as well as media cooperation.