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Countering Violent Extremism is about preventing crime by intervening early. Effective laws are also a critical component of Australia's response to violence and terrorism.

Australia's terrorism laws focus on:

  • terrorist act offences
  • terrorist organisations
  • preventing the financing of terrorism
  • urging violence and advocating terrorism offences
  • foreign incursions and recruitment offences

For more information see the Australia's counter-terrorism laws page on the Attorney-General's Department website.