Open debate is essential to prevent radicalisation.
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From July 1, schools have a legal duty to prevent pupils being radicalised.
Terrorism has moved online, and policing must follow.
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Tackling extremist and terrorist propaganda online is vital, but must be done with safeguards in mind.
There are no easy ‘tell-tale signs’ of radicalisation.
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Extra attention from university staff could make it hard to reconcile being publicly Muslim with being an 'ordinary' student.
A little too strong?
Theresa May's latest extremism bill means citizens can be punished even before they commit a crime.
What possesses a Queensland teenager like Oliver Bridgeman to go to fight in Syria? Online propaganda is not an adequate explanation on its own.
Simplistic views of terrorist recruitment focus on online messages to Western youth. Foreign fighters are coming from many other countries, lured by many means, and we need more sophisticated responses.
Governments need to focus their counter-terrorism strategies on strengthening community relations and trust.
Despite significant budgetary constraints, the government announced in Tuesday's budget that a further A$450 million in counter-terrorism strategies. But something significant is lacking in its approach.
Watch what you say.
Counter-extremism proposals replace tolerance with incarceration.
The federal government wants to stop terrorists groups recruiting Australians online.
A crackdown on terrorist groups that use the internet and social media to recruit Australians is part of the federal government's new budget.
When Australians hear about Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s dire warnings and counter-terrorism raids, they could lose historical perspective on the threat posed by Islamic State.
Dire government warnings and counter-terrorism raids in our suburbs paint a picture of the worst threat Western nations have ever faced. A little historical perspective is in order.
Melbourne teenager Jake Bilardi was troubled and thus susceptible to Islamic State propaganda well before he joined them and died as a suicide bomber.
The instinctive response to Islamic State propaganda is to counter it with more propaganda. But my analysis shows that's not working. We should not play their game on their field with their ball.
A bridge built: Jo Berry and Patrick Magee.
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Talking to individual terrorists, rather than negotiating with groups, is the only way to move past violence and towards real mutual understanding.
Australian Muslims feel that they are being targeted as a group by counter-terrorism laws.
The majority of Muslims in Australia condemn terrorism and extremism. But they feel that counter-terrorism policing and laws unfairly target their community, causing a troubling community backlash.
The story of Jake Bilardi (centre) has distorted the characterisation of what most people think of as a radicalised individual.
There will be more Jake Bilardis to come, and Australia must realise that no two cases will be entirely the same. Radicalised individuals will come from all areas of society.
At what cost?
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The new Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 may result in the UK countering terrorism with an extremist security policy.
Tony Abbott flies the flag for national security in response to terrorist threats, but what about other, greater challenges?
Amid debate about expanded national security laws, political leaders have yet to explain why terrorism is a more important threat than other challenges such as climate change or domestic violence.
Tony Abbott’s proposed national security measures include significant changes to Australia’s citizenship regime.
The proposal to revoke the citizenship of dual citizens who fight for terrorist groups would materially expand upon the existing grounds for citizenship loss.
Tony Abbott’s proposed national security changes have the potential to exacerbate the underlying causes of violent extremism and further damage Australia’s social cohesion.
Australia’s response to terrorism must not be rooted in short-term political gains, but in a larger strategy that takes into account the problems leading to social disaffection.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the government would act against “hate preachers”.
Tony Abbott has urged Muslim leaders to speak out more – and sincerely – in the fight against terrorism, as he unveiled tough…
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will deliver a national security statement on Monday.
The government on Monday will announce a new national counter-terrorism offensive to better meet threats, counter violent extremism and build community cohesion, as Tony Abbott shifts focus from individual…
Tony Abbott’s statement to parliament on national security is to come amidst a difficult time for the prime minister.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott looks set to make a case for further sweeping national security changes in the wake of recent terrorist attacks and arrests. Speaking in advance of a statement to parliament…