Restructure would hand Dutton a portfolio that would add Asio and the AFP to his current responsibilities

Malcolm Turnbull has signalled his intention to overhaul Australia’s national security architecture ahead of the creation of a new super portfolio, or central coordinating role for counter-terrorism, for the leading government conservative, Peter Dutton.

The prime minister told reporters in Sydney on Monday the government was always open to improving the currently “outstanding” national security and counter-terrorism apparatus – and there was “no place for set and forget”.

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