UK, Australia enter 'cyber partnership'
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 19/01/2011 17:27
Australia and the United Kingdom will establish a "cyber partnership" to combat online security threats, the Department of Defence announced yesterday.
The high-level plan was inked at the third Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial (AUKMIN) talks held yesterday in Sydney between Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith, Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and Defence Secretary Liam Fox.
Afghanistan, cyber security the focus at AUKMIN talks
Britain's foreign and defence ministers and their Australian counterparts have agreed to increase cooperation on issues including the war in Afghanistan, Queensland's flood clean-up and cyber security.
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Defence Minister Stephen Smith greeted their UK counterparts William Hague and Liam Fox in Sydney this morning, the first time the AUKMIN talks have been held here.