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Terrorism--Government policy

Report

13 Nov 2017

There has been much talk about the changing global environment in recent years with significant shifts in the global economy, politics and governance.

As a result, the standards and institutions that Australia has relied on, in some cases for decades, to underpin global relations...

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21 Sep 2017

In June 2017, the Victorian government established the independent Expert Panel on Terrorism and Violent Extremism Prevention and Response Powers (‘Expert Panel’), led by former Victoria Police Chief Commissioner, Ken Lay AO, and former Victorian Court of Appeal Justice, the Hon David Harper AM...

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07 Sep 2017

The articles reprinted in this report give a range of perspectives on the recent Australian Intelligence Community (AIC) review and its recommendations.

The articles in this report suggest that changes recommended by the review would change the...

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07 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 requires me to provide reports of these...

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07 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...

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Guide

18 Aug 2017

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

The Australian Government defines violent extremism as follows (original emphasis):

Violent extremism is the beliefs and actions of people who support or use...

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. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne...

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Commentary

20 Jul 2017

When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the establishment of a Home Affairs portfolio this week, he described it as “similar to the Home Office of the United Kingdom”. Drawing inspiration from this British model is worrisome for the immigration portfolio.

Planning immigration has...

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Audio interview

19 Jul 2017

The incoming Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton insists his new super-portfolio is all about protecting Australia and not advancing political agendas. The massive shake-up of security and intelligence agencies means that ASIO, the AFP and Border Force will all report to him. But the Minister...

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Audio interview

19 Jul 2017

Michael L'Estrange said the Prime Minister pointed out yesterday a new super Home Affairs ministry had been considered at various times before by government.

But he told RN Breakfast, 'I am not privy to the deliberations on a Home Affairs portfolio'.

He said, however, given his...

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Report

17 Jul 2017

The 2017 independent review of the Australian Intelligence Community (AIC) has prepared findings and recommendations on the AIC and related issues below in a classified report for the government, along with this unclassified version of that report.

The review focused on the Office of...

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Guide

29 Aug 2016

This document was developed with the support of the Australian Government by the Hedayah Institute, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism based in Abu Dhabi.

While there are other counter narrative 'how to' guides available, this is the first of its kind...

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Research report

10 Aug 2016

Australia’s financial intelligence agency, AUSTRAC, and its Indonesian counterpart financial intelligence unit, Pusat Pelaporan dan Analisis Transaksi Keuangan (PPATK), co-led the research and development of the regional risk assessment, with contributions from the FIUs of Malaysia, the...

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Research report

02 Jun 2016

A discussion that focused on topics that ranged from the role of government and the private sector in combating terrorism and transnational organised crime to infrastructure development and professional services.

Executive summary

The second Australia–Africa...

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Policy

09 May 2016

To protect Australians from the threat of terrorism, the Government has boosted funding for our law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies by $1.3 billion since August 2014.

This investment is improving our intelligence capability and strengthening our border security against...

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Briefing paper

05 Feb 2016

This paper examines proposed changes to control order safeguards.

Background

The then Prime Minister referred the following matter to me pursuant to s 7 of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Act 2010 (INSLM Act):

… whether the...

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Briefing paper

03 Aug 2015

Current terrorism threats identified by the Australian and other Western governments include those associated with their nationals fighting with overseas terrorist and insurgent groups (‘foreign fighters’) and different forms of ‘home-grown’ terrorism. While the foreign fighter phenomenon is not...

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Strategy

24 Jul 2015

Australia’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy is a Council of Australian Governments document that outlines the current terrorist threat that Australia is facing, and what our governments are doing about it. It focusses on five core elements: challenging violent extremist ideologies, stopping people...

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Research report

28 Jul 2014

AUSTRAC has prepared this report to raise awareness and strengthen the national response to the serious threat of terrorism financing. The report is based on a classified national risk assessment of the Australian terrorism financing environment completed by AUSTRAC in 2014 in collaboration with...

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Literature review

15 Mar 2011

This report consists of a literature review and analysis of the existing research concerning countering violent extremism. This multifaceted report demonstrates the complexity of understanding Violent Extremism and best strategies to Countering Violent Extremism. This has been undertaken with...

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