Dan Tehan, Member for Wannon in his role as Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security will be joining the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice travelling to Jakarta this week, for the third meeting of the Australian-Indonesia Ministerial Council on Law and Security.

The meeting, led by Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Wiranto, brings together key ministers responsible for the safety and security of our citizens and aims to enhance our collective response to the threats facing our region.

Discussions will focus on the evolving threats of terrorism, cyber security and transnational crime. There will also be updates on efforts to counter violent extremism and address radicalisation in prisons.

Mr Tehan said “these global challenges are some of the most sensitive and complex issues facing governments today.

“Together with our international partners, including Indonesia, we are committed to a coordinated and strategic approach, with continued law enforcement collaboration and intelligence sharing.”

“Australia and Indonesia share a steadfast commitment to a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, supported by a strong history of close engagement at the ministerial level, and robust and long-standing relationships between our law, justice, intelligence and security agencies,” Mr Tehan said.

“This meeting will affirm that we are well placed to continue close bilateral cooperation, to put forward the strongest possible response to the challenges our region is facing,” Mr Tehan said.

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