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New Growth Centre to help Australia become a global cyber security leader

Monday, December 5, 2016

The government has established a new Cyber Security Growth Centre that will drive the development of a vibrant and globally competitive cyber security industry in Australia.

“It is a fundamental element of our prosperity and confidence, and is absolutely vital for our national security,” Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security Dan Tehan said.

The government is allocating $31.9 million in funding for the growth centre from 2016-17 to 2019-20. It will begin operating in early 2017.

The establishment of the Growth Centre is a key part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda and Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy.

“It will bring together industry, researchers and governments to create a national enterprise that will provide the foundation for the development of next generation products and services needed to live and work securely in our increasingly connected world,” Minister Hunt said.

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