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The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

The next terror attack could be on your Thailand or Bali holiday

Michael SainsburyMay 26, 20173 Comments

Militant Islamism is spreading like wildfire in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. The Bali bombings will probably not be an isolated incident.

NSW coroner is wrong to denounce psychiatrist for Lindt cafe siege

NSW coroner is wrong to denounce psychiatrist for Lindt cafe siege

Michael RobertsonMay 26, 20176 Comments

The coroner's findings are a spectacular illustration of our culture’s unhealthy idealisation of psychiatry’s capacity to predict and, ultimately, mitigate risk, writes mental health ethics associate professor at Sydney Uni Michael Robertson.

Rundle: 'They won't change us,' we mutter to ourselves as the troops take the streets

Rundle: 'They won't change us,' we mutter to ourselves as the troops take the streets

Guy RundleMay 25, 201730 Comments

There are troops on the streets of a nation where the cops don’t carry guns. And we say terrorism won't change our way of life.

Rundle: eerie Britain in a state of stasis as Manchester bombing becomes everything

Rundle: eerie Britain in a state of stasis as Manchester bombing becomes everything

Guy RundleMay 24, 20176 Comments

After the Manchester bombing, it's impossible not to think: what if it happened here? Or here? Or right here?

To understand the Manchester terror attack, look to Saudi Arabia

To understand the Manchester terror attack, look to Saudi Arabia

Professor Damien KingsburyMay 24, 201714 Comments

The West must understand that the type of unchallenged hegemony it enjoyed for a few brief years following the end of the Cold War was but a brief moment in history and has now ended.

The real danger at Punchbowl High School is the ideological deradicalisation program

The real danger at Punchbowl High School is the ideological deradicalisation program

Irfan YusufApr 4, 20177 Comments

The debate about theoretically unsound and ideologically charged deradicalisation programs, like the one at Punchbowl High School, doesn't help students.

Don't believe the hype: rumours of our terrorist threat have been grossly exaggerated

Don't believe the hype: rumours of our terrorist threat have been grossly exaggerated

John MenadueMar 27, 201711 Comments

The government, intelligence community, and police force have exaggerated Australia's terrorist threat to suit their own purposes, writes John Menadue, former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

How many lives will Hanson's bigotry cost?

How many lives will Hanson's bigotry cost?

Bernard KeaneMar 27, 201720 Comments

In undermining the capacity of security agencies to work effectively with Australia's Muslim communities, Pauline Hanson's vilification of Muslims increases the risk of a terror attack.

We mustn't normalise terror, so we've ritualised it instead

We mustn't normalise terror, so we've ritualised it instead

Bernard KeaneMar 24, 201750 Comments

The responses of the media and politicians to terrorism are now rituals played out despite the urging that we should never "normalise" terrorism. And that goes for mass surveillance too.

LEAKED: first draft of govt's revised Multiculturalism Statement

LEAKED: first draft of govt's revised Multiculturalism Statement

CrikeyMar 21, 20173 Comments

"Australia is the most successful multicultural society in the world, and honestly there is no need for you to look that up," begins the draft ...

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