National security

As Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency, we provide a unique perspective on the evolving threats and risks posed by serious and organised crime groups within the national security environment. Through our intelligence gathering and sharing capabilities at the national and international levels, we are informing our partners and improving the understanding of criminal threats to Australia. We contribute to the whole-of-government response by participating in national strategies to strengthen national security and counter-terrorism.

Enhanced counter-terrorism efforts are being made throughout Australia, but the links between terrorism and broader organised crime and volume crime in Australia remain. This includes Australians who engage in organised crime to generate funds to support proscribed terrorist groups or to support individuals who depart Australia to engage in terrorist activities.

Methods of financing, money laundering, commodity movement, identity crime and communication developed and used by serious and organised crime groups can also be exploited by groups of national security interest.