On behalf of the Australian Government, thank you for being here today. This reschedules the previous meeting due to take place on the 6th of August of this year which could not proceed due to the Lombok earthquake.
Drones prowling Australia's far flung ocean boundaries, undersea sensors monitoring shipping movements around our coastlines – this could be the future of maritime surveillance to secure Australia's vast ocean borders against future threats.
The battle against child exploitation and abuse will be substantially boosted with the opening of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) in Brisbane today.
Colleagues, good morning and welcome to my home state of Queensland. We're on the Gold Coast; obviously it's not a bad winter by some standards and I'm very pleased that you've all been able to make it. Thank you very much for the effort, particularly those who have travelled significant distances to be here.
Mr Michael Outram APM has been appointed to the position of Commissioner of the Australian Border Force and was sworn in at a ceremony in Canberra on Monday 14 May 2018.