The Australian Government communicates with the public and media on national security matters through capabilities which raise awareness of threats, conducts community outreach through education and awareness programs, provides for the collection of public information and maintains alert systems to warn of security incidents. These arrangements enable the effective and timely provision of accurate information to the public.
Government engagement with industry on national security matters, including cyber security and critical infrastructure resilience, is achieved through the Trusted Information Sharing Network and disaster resilience programs. These provide industry with an understanding of current and emerging national security issues and industry compliance.
Public information and warning systems, such as DFAT Travel Advice, Emergency Alert and the National Terrorism Public Alert System, assist the community in preparation and planning through the provision of emergency advice to minimise risks to their safety.