Immigration Minister Peter Dutton hopes that pressure from his political allies will see him resume a seat on cabinet’s national security committee.
The push to try to get Immigration Minister Peter Dutton onto Cabinet's national security committee (NSC) can be seen, apart from anything else, as something of a power play by the Liberal right.
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So must the gentle Einstein have felt when his dreamed concept of the nature of matter flashed over Hiroshima. – John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent (1961/2008) The brutal acts of a few terrorists…
An image of a man described as Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected of being behind the Paris attacks, was published in the Islamic State’s social media website.
The tools that protect people's privacy on social media are being used by terrorists to spread their messages of hate and attack.
The task of identifying anyone fleeing a war zone, as many Syrians are, can be very challenging.
It beggars belief that there are people who have attached themselves to groups seeking to escape this barbarity. Their objectives are the very antithesis of those seeking sanctuary.
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Social media were at the heart of the attacks in Paris, serving as tools of communication and also sources of information and emotion.
Increased resources and staffing is a start but security must be properly targeted and accountable to the British people.
The sad truth is that it's all too easy to get hold of automatic weapons in Europe.
The aftermath in Beirut.
Lebanon has been coming apart at the seams for years – Islamic State is trying to make it disintegrate entirely.
In the name of what?
The terrorists haven't attacked us because of our colour or religion, they want to destroy our way of life.
A patrol in front of Notre Dame November 15.
The answer is complex. But part of it lies in the fact that French society is still uncomfortable with its diversity.
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John Kerry and 20 diplomats came together Saturday to seek a way toward peace in Syria. A former Indian ambassador to Syria believes good progress was made.
At prayer in Paris.
A Muslim scholar proposes the discussion of an alternative interpretation of Sharia that will challenge ISIS' claims to Islamic legitimacy.
There has been a global outpouring of grief and support for Parisians after the terror attacks in the city.
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In the next few weeks we may see a resurgence of rhetoric calling for more resources to fight the War on Terror following the Paris attacks. Islamophobia may take deeper root in Europe as a whole.
The Paris attacks dominated mainstream media coverage over the weekend, from Spain to Australia.
To simply say journalists should report in equal amounts on such deaths, regardless of where they occurred, may be nice from a normative perspective. But is it actually realistic?
French President Francois Hollande address the nation after the attacks.
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The Paris attacks could inspire international leaders to come together in a global climate deal.
As borders are re-erected and national interests take precedence over collective ones, it is hard to see the Europe that we know surviving in quite the same way.
Australia recently extend its bombing missions in the Middle East to the skies over Syria.
Will the terror attacks in Paris impact on Australia's commitment to coalition military efforts to stop the spread of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria?
Paris’ famed Notre Dame Cathedral was in lockdown after terrorist attacks across the city killed more than 100 people.
Islam, like Christianity, has a capacity for violence and a capacity for peace, and neither is in essence peaceful or violent.
Opponents to migration have been waiting for an opportunity to close borders. But that won't stop disillusioned people turning against their countries.
France is looking for answers.
A lot of people are marginalised or angry, but only a few go on to actually commit violent acts. Why?