August 2017

australia's new protective strategy

Australia’s Strategy for Protecting Crowded Places from Terrorism

Crowded landmarks are a terror target for their symbolic power, with recent IS attacks making this disturbingly clear.  In light of this, Australian National Security has declared a strategy for tackling the threat to crowded places.  According to their announcement, the core of Australia’s new protective strategy is to improve the security of such places …

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Australia’s Recent Terror Arrests and What It Means for Travellers

Australia’s Close Call The recently foiled terror plot in Sydney underscores the risk potential for travellers in Oceania. Australia has faced an increasing number of such threats in recent years.  Since September 2014, the nation’s terror threat level has been elevated, according to national security authorities.[1] On Saturday, July 29th, Australian police defeated a plot …

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