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 21 July 2016, Mr Paul Foley was appointed as Australia's Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism. The Ambassador is responsible for leading Australia's international engagement on counter-terrorism and represents Australia at multilateral fora.