Airlie Beach to benefit from CCTV

Today I had the pleasure of announcing more than $725,000 from Round Two of the Coalition’s Safer Streets Programme to fund closed-circuit television (CCTV) at Airlie Beach. The Safer Streets Programme supports communities at the grass roots to help address crime and anti-social behaviour, and boost crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets safe. I was joined by the Minister for Justice Michael Keenan at Airlie Beach today to make the announcement.

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Syrian refugee screening critical

We need watertight security screening of Syrian refugees to protect Australians from terrorism attacks. I put a Question on Notice to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton, today requesting the exact procedures, questions, and checks that would be made when screening the 12,000 Syrian refugees the government has committed to accept. I have also asked who will conduct the screening and what assurances they can provide to the Australian people that the screening process will be effective.

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