Cyber capability fund for Australian police boosted to $51m

A Home Affairs spokesperson told iTnews: It is also intended to be "an ongoing fund.”
09 November 2022

A fund to uplift Australian law enforcement's capability to combat cybercrime will continue past its initial three-year term, with $51 million now allocated to the program, iTnews has learned.

The cyber capability fund (CCF) was first funded in the 2020-21 Budget, with an allocation of $30.9 million over three years from 2021-22. The government announced the fund in March 2022.

The initial three-year spend is now projected to be $29.5 million, about $1.4 million less than announced. But this will be more than made up for, with the program budgeted to run at least an extra two years, at around $11 million a year. 

A Home Affairs spokesperson told iTnews: It is also intended to be "an ongoing fund.”

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