Terrorism

Annual Report

4 Dec 2017

Reviews the activities of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, tasked with assessing the appropriateness or effectiveness of Australia's national security laws, for the reporting period between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.

Research report

27 Nov 2017

Examines extremism in the Philippines by looking at seven suspects arrested in connection with the September 2016 bombing in Davao, and assess their patterns of recruitment and radicalisation, training, financing and coordination with other parts of the pro-ISIS coalition, especially with the Maute brothers who...

Strategy

20 Nov 2017

This statement describes the Victorian Government’s response to the threat of terrorism.

Report

20 Nov 2017

This report examined the full spectrum of policies and programs intended to address emerging risks of violent extremism, or to respond rapidly to risks after they have eventuated, and made 26 recommendations.

Discussion paper

16 Nov 2017

Rodger Shanahan and John Blaxland argue about whether Australia should maintain military operations in the Arabian Peninsula or focus on threats closer to home.

Report

13 Nov 2017

CEDA has assembled some of Australia’s leading thinkers on the global economy, global security and global governance to analyse the current state of play and assess how Australia is responding.

Journal article

18 Oct 2017

This article examines an alleged terrorist plot uncovered in Sydney in late July 2017 and assesses its implications for the Islamic State’s approach to external operations.

Annual Report

17 Oct 2017

This is the public version of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's annual report, providing insight into ASIO’s outcomes and activities

Report

21 Sep 2017

This report contains sixteen recommendations to improve the effectiveness of Victoria’s key legislation and related powers and procedures to prevent, monitor, investigate and respond to terrorism.

Research report

20 Sep 2017

This paper provides a summary of Australia’s military operations in Syria and an overview of key associated issues, particularly those relevant to the Parliament. Many of these matters are also relevant to the conduct of operations in Iraq, but this paper does not specifically address...

Report

7 Sep 2017

The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor has reviewed the ‘declared areas’ provisions in div 119 of the Criminal Code and recommends that the laws be continued, subject to some changes.

Report

7 Sep 2017

This review concerns certain ‘stop, search, and seize powers’ contained in the pt IAA div 3A of the Crimes Act, which, except for a stand-alone power of emergency entry to premises without warrant, can only be exercised over ‘Commonwealth places’ and where there is a...

Report

7 Sep 2017

This is one of three reports provided simultaneously to the Prime Minister as required by s 6(1B) of the INSLM Act. Each report concerns counter-terrorism legislation which, unless renewed, is due to expire by 7 September 2018.

The INSLM Act...

Discussion paper

30 Aug 2017

Based on a consultative workshop held in Canberra on 3 August 2017, this paper offers options for the Australian government to help reduce the threat posed by Islamic State aligned groups in the Philippines.

Report

28 Aug 2017

This risk assessment is aimed at improving the NPO sector’s own risk awareness and help NPOs to protect themselves from fraud and criminal activity.

Report

23 Aug 2017

This report documents how hundreds of civilians have been killed and injured since an offensive began in June (2017) to recapture Raqqa, the 'capital' and main stronghold of the armed group, Islamic State (IS).

Strategy

20 Aug 2017

The objective of this strategy is to protect the lives of people working in, using, and visiting crowded places by making these places more resilient to terrorism.

Guide

18 Aug 2017

This quick guide provides an update on Australian government measures and funding for countering violent extremism (CVE).

Audio podcast

14 Aug 2017

Is there a way to think about terrorism without politics? Do counter-terrorism responses make us safer? What are sensible ways to sift through news reports about acts of terror? Andrew Zammit takes us through these and other questions.

Briefing paper

7 Aug 2017

The ‘Canberra knows best’ approach does not work across the full range of national security issues.