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.
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...
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.
Rodger Shanahan and John Blaxland argue about whether Australia should maintain military operations in the Arabian Peninsula or focus on threats closer to home.
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.
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.
This is the public version of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's annual report, providing insight into ASIO’s outcomes and activities
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
This quick guide provides an update on Australian government measures and funding for countering violent extremism (CVE).
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.