Australian security and counter-terrorism


Alleged Islamic State recruiter Neil Prakash receiving consular help from Australia

Coalition says basic assistance being given due to hopes alleged conspirator will share intelligence on terrorist group Australia is giving consular help to the alleged senior Islamic State recruiter and conspirator Neil Prakash, with hopes he will share intelligence on the terrorist group, a federal minister has said. Australias most wanted man, who has been […]

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Crowds pack out Australian cathedral at centre of alleged terrorist plot

Worshippers fill the midnight service, the Melbourne churchs dean says, forcing latecomers into the forecourt Crowds have packed out Melbournes St Pauls Cathedral despite it being the target of an alleged Christmas Day bombing plot. The dean of St Pauls, Dr Andreas Loewe, who led the midnight service, said 1,500 churchgoers had filled the cathedral, […]

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Five in custody over alleged Melbourne Christmas terrorism plot

Victoria police commissioner says alleged plot included the use of explosives in attacks on Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and St Pauls cathedral Victoria police say they have foiled an alleged plot by terrorists to attack landmark locations in Melbournes CBD including St Pauls Cathedral, Flinders Street station and Federation Square with explosives and other […]

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Revealed: the new face of Neil Prakash, Australia’s most wanted Isis member

Exclusive: new details and photographs emerge of the accused terrorist captured by security services in Turkey The first photographs have emerged of Australian senior Isis member, Neil Prakash, following his capture and imprisonment in Turkey. The photographs obtained by the Guardian show the accused terrorist with a face that has thinned noticeably since he appeared […]

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