Peter is the first Minister for Home Affairs and leads the new Department of Home Affairs. He has responsibility for implementing a nationally consistent approach to terrorism, cyber security, organised and transnational crime, while securing the integrity of Australia’s migration programmes and protecting our borders by managing the movement of people and goods.
The Department of Home Affairs combines the existing Department of Immigration and Border Protection with elements of the existing departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Attorney-General, Social Services and Infrastructure and Regional Development. Drawn under the portfolio are also the Australian Border Force, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Federal Police and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) will become part of the Home Affairs portfolio after passage of legislation in early 2018.
For more information on the Home Affairs portfolio please visit http://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au