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    National Day of Unity declared by religious leaders

    24 October 2014

    Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders have declared 25 October 2014 a National Day of Unity, inviting all Australians to personally take part in visible acts of harmony and understanding. “A National Day of Unity helps us r ...

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  • Richmond football  player Bachar Houli and Bachar Houli Academy medal winner Hisham Kerbatieh.

    Creating future leaders through sport

    22 October 2014

    On Friday 26 September 2014, Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC and AFL Chief Executive Officer, Gillon McLachlan announced Hisham Kerbatieh, 17, as the winner of the inaugural Bachar Houli Academy medal. T ...

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    Changes to the National Public Alert Level

    12 September 2014

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott today announced that the Australian Government will make changes to the national terrorism public alert level. The alert level will be raised from medium to high, meaning there is an increased like ...

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    In Australia only a very small proportion of the population supports the use of violence to try to achieve ideological, religious or political goals

    Only a very small number of individuals in Australia have planned or engaged in violent extremist acts. However, violent extremism remains a threat and it has the potential to affect all Australians by damaging our way of life. It only takes one indi ...

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Securing our freedoms

Securing our freedoms

The following is an address given by Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC on 1 October 2014 at the National Press Club of Australia about the Australian Government’s response to the threat of terrorism in Australia. Can I begin by …

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