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Posted on Apr 28, 2016

Police entrapping vulnerable youth in “counter-terrorism” performance

Police entrapping vulnerable youth in “counter-terrorism” performance

A 16-yr Western Sydney boy was arrested this week alleged to have been intending an Anzac Day attack. Police have charged him with the (draconian) “doing an act in preparation or planning for a terrorist act” offence. It was originally alleged that police “picked up” on an online conversation between the boy and an “offshore male” only to later be revealed that police were in fact running an “online sting” against him, posing as supporters of “extremists” to discuss procuring a weapon with him, while at the same time working to “deradicalise” him. The arrest has been followed by the usual sensationalised rhetoric of political leaders and security officials.

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Posted on Feb 8, 2016

Hallmarks of Politicised ‘Counter-Terrorism’ Policy in Leaked Document

Hallmarks of Politicised ‘Counter-Terrorism’ Policy in Leaked Document

A draft “sensitive” government document intended for the national security committee of cabinet was leaked late last week. The document flags proposals to be forwarded this year by the Minister for Immigration such as greater scrutiny and spying on asylum seekers pre-visa and post-citizenship, an “enforceable integration framework”, and a revamped citizenship test and citizenship pledge.

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