Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Australia Releases Counter Terrorism White Paper

Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd yesterday released a counter terrorism white paper prepared by the Australian intelligence community. Mr Rudd said at the release, "that many home-grown terrorists were inspired by what he called international jihadist narratives, and that the threat of home-grown terrorism is now increasing. This white paper is clear: some of the threat we now face comes from the Australian-born, Australian-educated and Australian residents."

Al-Qaida-linked groups in Yemen and Sudan are the new centre of threat internationally, the policy paper says, and the risks posed by Afghanistan and Pakistan remain high. The paper says that, despite Indonesia's successes against terrorism, the Jakarta hotel attacks of last July point to an ongoing threat there. "Terrorism continues to pose a serious threat and a serious challenge to Australia's security interests. That threat is not diminishing," Mr Rudd said.



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