Prime Minister launches Australia's first National Security Strategy
Wednesday 23 January 2013
On Wednesday Prime Minister Julia Gillard launched Australia’s first National Security Strategy. The strategy highlights the dramatic economic and strategic shift towards the Asia-Pacific region and provides a blueprint for national security over the next decade.
Complementing the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, the National Security Strategy will ensure Australia takes advantage of the opportunities of the Asian Century whilst focussing national security efforts on the risks and challenges that come with change in the region.
The attacks of 11 September 2001 remain the most influential national security event in recent history. The threat of global terrorism heralded a new era for national security in Australia and worldwide.
But it is critical we continue to review and update our priorities and policies as the national security environment evolves with the rise of Asia.
The National Security Strategy will ensure Australia remains one of the world’s safest and most secure countries.
CLICK HERE for a transcript of Prime Minister's Julia Gillard's speech on Wednesday
CLICK HERE to access a digital copy of the strategy docoument