Tony Abbott

However facile and meaningless Australia's terror threat level system is, the Prime Minister is correct to raise the level to high -- a move he has announced this afternoon. The increase in the level -- based on the claim that a terrorist attack is "likely", although there was "no specific intelligence of particular plots" -- will be accompanied by a "modest information campaign", the Prime Minister revealed, in an announcement that presumably entirely by coincidence was simultaneous with another NSW Liberal MP being exposed at the Independent Commission Against Corruption and Senator Arthur Sinodinos returning to ICAC for more questioning.