Andrew Hastie has worked relentlessly in parliament to make sure Australia is strong and secure.
This is some of the work Andrew has contributed to since being elected.
- Stronger protections for critical infrastructure like ports, telecommunications, water and gas from espionage, sabotage and coercion.
- New powers for Australian intelligence and security agencies, to help stop domestic terror attacks.
- Tougher laws to fight espionage and interference by foreign intelligence agencies.
- Stripping the Australian citizenship of terrorists who travel overseas to fight with organisations like ISIS. Labor opposed these changes.
- Making it easier for Australian Special Operations Units (SASR and 2nd Commando Regiment) to be called out in response to domestic terror attacks like the Sydney Lindt Siege.
Andrew believes that the security of Australia must be the first priority of government. He is using his experience to help keep Australia safe.
Ben Pronk and Tim Curtis are former SAS officers (Ben was the regiment’s Commanding Officer) who have gone on get MBAs and start a podcast, Unforgiving60.
I recently recorded an episode with them about life in the military and life in politics. You can listen out the whole episode below or check out other episodes at www.unforgiving60.com
This week Parliament passed the Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill through both Houses to become law. This legislation is designed to protect our essential infrastructure and services from foreign interference and sabotage. As Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee for Intelligence and Security Committee, I’ve overseen recommendations to strengthen the Bill.
Significantly, the government accepted a recommendation by the Committee to investigate Australia’s liquid fuel supply. This is big news for the ongoing security of our nation.