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Australia cuts defence force anti-terrorist unit


The anti-terrorism protection force at some of Australia’s key military bases is to be slashed, as the Defence Department struggles to find budget savings. Australian Protective Service officers will be taken off guard duty at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne, Sydney’s Holsworthy Barracks, the navy’s Garden Island base and the army’s officer training college at Duntroon … Continue reading

Australians working for al-Qa’ida in Arabian Peninsula


Intelligence agencies have identified several Australian citizens they believe are working with al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula, amid warnings for all Australians to immediately leave Yemen ahead of a possible terrorist strike. Officials yesterday began contacting Australian passport-holders known to be in the troubled country who they fear could become victims of a terrorist attack. … Continue reading

Asylum detainee in Australia is wanted for murder and terrorism in Egypt


An asylum seeker who arrived at Christmas Island last year was wanted in Egypt for premeditated murder, possession of weapons and explosives and destruction of property. The unnamed man was initially held at the low security Inverbrackie detention facility in South Australia. He was moved to a secure facility in Sydney on April 17, some … Continue reading

Australian Muslims fighting in Syria now pose a threat on the streets of Sydney


The rising risk posed by Australians returning from the battlegrounds of Syria has forced NSW police to increase their operational intelligence-gathering and community engagement programs to counter the threat. The chief of the NSW Police Counter Terrorism Command, assistant commissioner Peter Dein, said yesterday authorities were disturbed about a “large number” of individuals suspected of … Continue reading

Australia places Syria group on terrorist list


The Al-Nusrah Front was little known before the Syria uprising but has since become a major part of the insurgency. The Australian government has placed a prominent Sunni Islamist group fighting the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria on its terrorist blacklist. Foreign Minister Bob Carr has announced Australia will list the Al-Nusrah Front as … Continue reading

October 12 2002 Terrorists kill 202 in Bali


On October 12th 2002, three bombings shattered the peace in the town of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. The blasts, the work of militant Islamist terrorists, left 202 people dead, including 88 Australians, and more than 200 others injured, many with severe burns. The attacks shocked residents and those familiar with the mostly … Continue reading

September 11 2001 Attack on America


On September 11 2001, at 8:45 a.m. on a clear Tuesday morning, an American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Centre in New York City. The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing … Continue reading

August 14 1994 Terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal is captured


On August 14th 1994, terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez, long known as Carlos the Jackal, was captured in Khartoum, Sudan, by French intelligence agents. Since there was no extradition treaty with Sudan, the French agents sedated and kidnapped Carlos. The Sudanese government, claiming that it had assisted in the arrest, requested that the United States remove … Continue reading

July 10 1985 Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior


On July 10th 1985, in Auckland harbour in New Zealand, Greenpeace‘s Rainbow Warrior sank after French agents in diving gear planted a bomb on the hull of the vessel. One person, Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira, was killed. The Rainbow Warrior, the flagship of international conservation group Greenpeace, had been preparing for a protest voyage to … Continue reading

Airport Security Assists Thieves


There have been reports in the Australian media recently of the perils to travellers at Australian airports. This particular peril doesn’t come from terrorists or the like; it comes from thieves at security check in points, unwittingly assisted by airport security personnel. Video footage has been released of thieves waiting at the other end of … Continue reading

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