Malcolm Turnbull gave a speech to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington that focused on global security and trade.
Malcolm Turnbull has called for the campaign against Islamic State to considerably improve its use of social media.
Most Australians are unlikely to be able to describe the doctrine of the separation of powers, but they’re quick to assert their liberties under the rubric of a ‘fair go’.
The government’s uncontested assessment of national interest and security often trumps the rule of domestic and international law, as well as Australia’s obligations under human rights treaties.
Malcolm Turnbull may struggle to persuade Daniel Andrews and some other state leaders to back major tax change, though Mike Baird has been arguing for reform.
Despite all the media coverage, don't expect any clear decisions on national tax reform on Friday. But we should see more progress on other issues, including domestic violence and violent extremism.
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Paris police were able to use information found on a phone, but what details can be found that could tackle future attacks?
The response must be resolute, but it must be rational.
Less is often more – acting quickly in the wake of atrocities rarely leads to good laws.
Addressing violent extremism requires more than police simply knowing about the signs of radicalisation.
We cannot ignore or underestimate the important role police can play in community-based efforts to tackle radicalisation and violent extremism.
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said counter-terrorism measures should be right and effective, not just tough.
Malcolm Turnbull has warned against overestimating the Islamic State threat and amplifying its significance, in a speech contrasting sharply with Tony Abbott's declarations.
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.
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.
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.
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.