NEWS Statement on Breakthrough Media workshop

​Statement on Breakthrough Media workshop

​Home Affairs has a contract with Breakthrough Media for communications, training and research services.

Breakthrough Media hosted a community workshop on 30 April.

The workshop objective was to build participants' confidence and capacity to use social media and participate in online discussions.

The Australian Government was a known sponsor of the workshop and Home Affairs staff attended.

The Saturday Paper was advised of the above prior to publishing the article "Dutton's Secret Propaganda Unit" on 9 June 2018.

Furthermore, the Department does not undertake covert unattributable communication activity.