Defence talks to dominate Federal Cabinet

National defence talks are expected to dominate during Federal Cabinet today.

It comes only a day after Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced new counter terrorism procedures, which include using the military to train and develop State and Territory Police.

Turnbull had discussions with British counter-terrorism officials in London last week, continuing the rumors the Prime Minister would like to set up Australian Homeland Security.


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The Prime Minister brushed past this question when asked by reporters yesterday, but said when it came to national security there is “no time to set and forget”.

Cabinet had previously rejected the idea of a Home Office or US-style Department of Homeland Security as they’re not “agile” enough for Australia.

Federal Cabinet are expected to continue their overhaul of national security today, with Immigration Minister Peter Dutton likely to gain more responsibility.

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