First home buyers to suffer from low rates
Record-low interest rates are likely to spike house prices. Here's why.Known as "quantitative easing", the RBA has taken several actions to try and stimulate the Australian economy, including cutting interest rates three times in a year to the current level of 0.75 percent.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) deals with threats to Singapore’s security via powers that are provided to our Home Team Departments (HTDs) such as The Internal Security Act (ISA) allows the Government to act pre-emptively to protect Singapore from threats to our internal security, including
Home Team Specialists Home Affairs Senior Executives Home Team Management Support Officers. Over the years, ISD and its predecessor, Special Branch, have dealt with many threats to Singapore’s internal stability, security and sovereignty
Foreign interference, mistrust in government and globalisation are undermining Australia, says the government department overseeing national security.
The Home Affairs Department also says fake news and the use of social media platforms to recruit wannabe terrorists were eroding Australia's social cohesion.
In a lengthy submission to a parliamentary inquiry on nationhood, the department lays out other threats facing Australia and its shared values.
Gunman on the loose after verbal threats
A public emergency declaration was made at Caloundra West just before 10am Friday.Police made the declaration at Caloundra West just before 10am on Friday.
In most terrorism cases in Britain, some of the perpetrators had been known to intelligence authorities, who lack But the idea of a home affairs minister focused on national security makes sense only if we assume And it might suit the increasingly nationalist belligerence of our age. But it does not suit Mr
Menu. Home Affairs Portfolio. Immigration and citizenship. Search. Welcome to the Department of Home Affairs . Immigration and citizenship. News.
These values include the rule of law, parliamentary sovereignty, separation of powers and a publicly accountable government.
It also says Australian citizenship is a common bond that unites all Australians.
"The Australian community expects that aspiring citizens demonstrate their allegiance to Australia," the submission says.
Australia's immigration system was about attracting young, skilled migrants that could contribute to the economy, the submission says.
New migrants were encouraged to be "fully integrated members" of society, while practising cultural traditions within the law, free from discrimination.
The department says the shrinking trust in government was consistent with global trends, as other nations bluntly asserted authoritarianism in place of democratic systems like Australia's.
"Within our society, some people seek to pursue their ends through non-democratic means," the submission says.
"These groups seek to divide and weaken our society by exploiting differences, promulgating violent extremism, promoting ethno-religious intolerance or facilitating foreign interference."
The department also pointed to the Christchurch terrorist attacks, carried out by an Australian, as a sign Australia wasn't immune from extremism.
Why you'll see heavily armed police at airports this Christmas .
Anti-terror police armed with assault rifles will patrol Brisbane and Canberra airports this Christmas. The squads will then be added to seven more airports over the next 18 months.The extra 135 officers will be armed with MK18 short-barrelled rifles and trained to assess hostile threats and behaviour.They will be accompanied by bomb-detection dogs.© AFP/Facebook Anti-terror police armed with assault rifles will be patrolling Brisbane and Canberra airports this Christmas, before being rolled out in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in the next few months.