Counter terrorism

The Australian Government is cooperating closely with key partners, particularly in South- East Asia, to combat terrorism.  Australia’s substantial international counter-terrorism efforts are focused on law enforcement, intelligence, border and transport security, diplomacy, defence, terrorist financing, building counter-terrorism capacity in region, countering violent extremism and countering the threat of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorism.

Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism

On 18 May 2014, Mr Miles Armitage was appointed as Australia's Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism. The Ambassador is responsible for developing and implementing Australia's international counter-terrorism efforts and plays a key role in coordinating policy cooperation, capacity building and operational collaboration between Australian agencies and international counter-terrorism partners.