Australia’s defence industry is recognised as a fourth arm of our nation’s security umbrella in its support of the Australian Defence Force. The Australian Industry Group Defence Council is the principal voice for our defence industry. Member companies’ activities cover the whole array of defence business – from systems and platform development, manufacture and through-life support and facilities construction through to providing base services and support for ADF personnel.
The activities of the Australian Industry Group Defence Council are guided by its National Executive which comprises the CEOs of Australia’s leading defence companies, working with and supporting the ADF.
The Australian Industry Group Defence Council is pursuing three main goals:
- Recognition of Australian Defence Industry’s major role in supplying equipment to, and support of, the Australian Defence Force as well as meeting Australia’s national security objectives.
- Ensuring that the technological knowledge and innovation of Australian defence companies, including SMEs, is formally recognised by all levels of government and the wider community.
- Continuing to foster the skills and expertise of Australian defence industry, including for priority industry capabilities and as a source of critical support to the Australian Defence Force in meeting its many operational responsibilities.
Membership of the Ai Group Defence Council offers considerable opportunities to improve the health of Australian defence companies, including high level access and a regular supply of information.
- Individual and collective approaches to advisers and decision makers in Defence and 2. Executive Government on defence procurement and security policy issues; and
- Formal representation of defence and other government consultative forums, including the Capability Advisory Forum, Defence Industry Innovation Board, Contracting Working Group, Expert Industry Panel on Skills, Ethics Network Australian Defence Industry, Export Control Forum and Defence Reserves Support Council.
- Access to other defence companies
- We provide regular opportunities to gain access to, and link with, prime defence contractors and second and third tier companies.
- Representation to Government and Defence decision makers
- Major publications; and
Department of Immigration – Australia
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) was a department of the Government of Australia that was responsible for immigration, citizenship and border control (including visa issuance). It has now been subsumed into the Department of Home Affairs, which combines its responsibilities with a number of other portfolios.
The final head of department was Secretary Michael Pezzullo, who reported to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Peter Dutton MP and the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Hon Alex Hawke MP.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection was formed by way of an Administrative Arrangements Order issued on 18 September 2013 and replaced the majority of the functions previously performed by the former Department of Immigration and Citizenship; with the exception of most settlement and multicultural affairs programs that were assumed by the Department of Human Services. Additionally, the Australian Border Force and associated policy was assumed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (previously managed under the authority of the Attorney-General’s portfolio, a move intended to ensure stronger integration of border protection resources.
Following Federation in 1901, immigration to Australia was handled by the Department of External Affairs. In 1916 responsibility shifted to the newly created Department of Home and Territories. Migration was handled from 1928 until 1932 by a recreated Department of Home Affairs and from 1932 until 1945 by the Department of the Interior, except that between January 1925 and January 1928 Victor Wilson and Thomas Paterson were Ministers for Markets and Migration.
In July 1945, the Department of Immigration was established as Australia launched a massive immigration program following World War II. The then Minister for Immigration, Arthur Calwell promoted mass immigration with the slogan “populate or perish”. Since 1945, the department’s names, functions and responsibilities have changed several times.
The present departmental title, Department of Home Affairs, refers to a combined department covering law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management, multicultural affairs and immigration and border control. Departmental writing guide mandates the use of “Home Affairs” as a shortened form of the Department’s name. DHA is exclusively used by Defence Housing Australia.
Over the years, the department has been the centre of controversy in regards to the Australian Government’s policies of mandatory detention of unauthorised arrivals, the Pacific Solution, and the treatment of asylum seekers that was criticised in the Palmer and Comrie reports in 2005.
The Rudd Labor government announced the end of mandatory detention in Australia in July 2008, unless the asylum seeker was deemed to pose a risk to the wider community, such as those who have repeatedly breached their visa conditions or those who have security or health risks.
On 1 July 2015, the Migration Review Tribunal, the Refugee Review Tribunal and the Social Security Appeals Tribunal became divisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
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