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AFP Radicalise Troubled Autistic Child Then Charge Him With Terrorism Offences

The Victorian Children’s Court heard last October that, after his parents attended a Victoria police station in April 2021 seeking assistance, a 13-year-old autistic boy, who’d developed an obsession with the Islamic State, was radicalised by law enforcement and entrapped into...

Criminal Offences Relating to Terrorist Organisations, Declared Areas and Foreign Fighting

Federal Attorney- General Mark Dreyfus informed the public during a press conference on 28 December 2023 that two Australian citizens were killed during an air strike in Southern Lebanon the previous night. The nation’s chief lawyer added that the listed...

Local Laws Criminalise Citizens Partaking on Either Side of the Israeli Carnage in Gaza

Two Australian citizens were killed by Israeli airstrikes in southern Lebanon on Wednesday, attorney general Mark Dreyfus confirmed at a 28 December presser, and he added that Hizballah, a listed terrorist organisation, has claimed links to one of the Bazzi brothers....

National Security Law Monitor Calls for the Abolition of Continuing Detention Orders

Post-sentence order regimes are playing an increasing role in criminal justice systems across Australia. These frameworks permit further restrictions to be applied to an offender, usually classed as high-risk or a person convicted of a terrorism offence, after their court-imposed...

Terrorism Offences: History, Motivations and Current Laws

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American Philosopher Michael Walzer opined in 2002 that, “Terrorism is the deliberate killing of innocent people, at random, to spread fear through a whole population and force the hand of its political leaders.”  And while his opinion is not consistent...

“Doing the Bidding of the United States”: Senator Shoebridge on the Dan Duggan Extradition

During the 4th of March Sydney Belmarsh Tribunal into the ongoing incarceration of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a London prison whilst the United States seeks to extradite the Australian publisher, Greens Senator David Shoebridge raised a case with striking similarities....

Which Groups Does Australia List as ‘Terrorist Organisations’?

The Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) prescribes a range of offences relating to terrorists acts and associated conduct. A number of those offences relate to groups that are classified as ‘terrorist organisations’. Offences relating to terrorist organistions Offences that relate...

Terrorism-Related Offences: Entering or Remaining in a Declared Area

A woman is facing court over allegations she entered and remained in parts of Syria that were off-limits to Australians at the time. It is alleged the 31-year old travelled to Syria in 2014 to join her husband in areas...

Failure to Label the Wieambilla Far Right Killings as Terrorism is Unacceptable

The decision of Queensland police not to classify the Wieambilla killings as terrorist in nature strays from the evidence already available to the public, although it does follow the habit of Australian authorities not to classify anything but nonwhite Islamic-related...

A History of Extreme Right-Wing Nationalism in The Lucky Country

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Let’s look at the basics; the general tenets of left and right wing politics, which in their more extreme forms are sometimes referred to respectively as socialism or communism on the one hand, and fascism or Nazism on the other....
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