Strategic Objective : Security
In the 2002-03 Portfolio Budget Statements, security is not mentioned as part of the strategic objective. However, the changing global security environment has heightened awareness of security issues and focused attention on the need to better secure our nationally important transport network from the significant economic and social damage that could follow a terrorist attack. This has resonated at the community level with the public seeking increased safety in all modes of transport, in particular fare-paying passengers.
In response, a Transport Security Division was created in the department to provide policy advice on transport security (excluding aviation) and develop a National Transport Security Strategy.