This audit assesses the effectiveness of the AFP’s administration of the Fighting Terrorism at its Source initiative and related measures.
On 9 September 2004, ten days after the announcement that Australia would hold a Federal Election on 9 October 2004, a car bomb exploded outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, killing nine people and wounding over 150 others. The then Prime Minister announced that, if re‐elected, the Government would commit to a series of initiatives under the broad policy of Fighting Terrorism at its Source. This initiative would provide the AFP and its regional law enforcement partners with enhanced capabilities to investigate and disrupt terrorist activity through the long term operational co‐location of AFP multidisciplinary counter‐terrorism teams with regional law enforcement partners.
The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the AFP’s administration of the Fighting Terrorism at its Source (FTAS) initiative and related measures.