Monday, 29 July 2019
Media release

Five Country Ministerial Meeting


I will attend the 2019 Five Country Ministerial meeting in London from 29 to 31 July 2019.

This year's meeting will focus on Cyber Threats and Online Harms, Emerging Technologies, Immigration and Border Security, Combatting Child Exploitation and Foreign Interference.

I look forward to working with my counterparts from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, to assist in implementing a range of important measures that will benefit all five countries.

We will seek agreement to increase our collaboration with international partners and industry to improve the security of the Internet of Things devices and products, to ensure robust cyber security is factored into the design of new devices.

I will share with our partners the successes of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE), which the Government opened in September last year and seek further engagement with digital industry representatives, who will be joining the meeting, on combatting child exploitation and abuse.

I thank the UK Home Secretary and the Home Office for their leadership in developing a substantial agenda and addressing a spectrum of emerging threats to our communities and people.

I look forward to progressing our agreements over the coming months and meeting my colleagues again at next year's meeting to continue our work on these important issues.