Australia and the United States have committed to a crime-fighting union (Adelaide Now)
Both countries yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to share resources, including DNA profiles on suspects.Additional reporting:
The arrangement will also allow crime fighting agencies to cross-check biometric data such as fingerprints, unlocking information on suspects in both countries.
Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor and US Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich yesterday committed to the arrangement, which will involve information sharing between agencies in both countries.
Australia, US sign new deal on DNA checks (AAP)
Australia and the United States can now swap DNA and fingerprint data more easily in the fight against terrorism and transnational crime.