From today, up to 2,000 workers from Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu can earn an income and develop skills by accessing low and semi-skilled temporary work opportunities in Australia. This, in turn, benefits their families and communities.
Today, the Foreign Minister launched Australia’s inaugural International Cyber Engagement Strategy. It sets out Australia’s ambitious cyber affairs agenda for the next three years. As Ambassador for Cyber Affairs, I will lead Australia’s international cyber engagement. I will ensure our efforts are comprehensive and coordinated, and founded on partnership with the private sector.
Australia has achieved great success in a world underpinned by US leadership, economic openness and global rules. That world appears to be under pressure. But I believe it is not broken.
There is rarely an occasion now when the big international relations issue of the day doesn’t contain a cyber component. Cyber issues have moved from being perceived as a technical, low priority matter to one of strategic importance.