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The Counter-terrorism Policy Centre analysts frequently speak on Terrorism and Counter-terrorism related issues. 


Lindt Cafe Siege: NSW Coroner report

Manchester May 17

 INSLM Statutory Deadline Review (May 2017)
Jacinta Carroll, Head of ASPI’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Centre, was invited by Dr James Renwick SC, the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM), to make a submission to his Statutory Deadline Review into certain elements of Australia’s counter-terrorism legislation. The review is considering: 

  1. Division 3A of Part IAA of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) introduced by the Anti-Terrorism Act (No 2) 2005 on stop, search and seizure powers; 
  2. Sections 119.2 and 119.3 of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth) introduced by the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014 (Cth) which clarified declared areas; and 
  3. Divisions 104 and 105 of the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth) on control orders and preventative detention orders introduced by the Anti-Terrorism Act (No 2) 2005, including the interoperability of the control order regime with the Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Act 2016 (Cth).

Ms Carroll’s submission to the INSLM provides advice on the terrorist threat environment in Australia and how this legislation works as part of Australia’s overall approach to counter-terrorism, with a particular focus on the importance of these laws in preventing terrorism. The submission notes that the laws under review are part of a broad suite of legislation that has been developed to provide appropriate powers to prevent and deal with terrorist-related crime. They have been developed and revised at different times to deal with the changing nature of the threat and, overall, serve Australia’s counter-terrorism efforts well.

The submission can be accessed via the ISLM site here and a direct link to the PDF fiile is here.

Melbourne - Xmas Day

  • The operation to disrupt the Melbourne, Xmas Day plot. BBC World Service. Carroll

Ankara & Berlin

Middel East conflict: Syrian Government Forces take parts of Aleppo

Arrest of Australian Islamic State Terrorist Neil Prakash

 Minister Dutton and Lebanese-Muslim Migration

 Other recent CTPC output