The Australian Labour Party calls for right-wing extremist groups to be classified as terrorist groups

[时政新闻]     12 Sep 2020
The Australian Labour Party says Australia is home to the branches of right-wing extremist listed as terrorist by our global intelligence allies, but not in Australia, which leaves us & quot; lagging behind & quot; growing threat. Currently 27 organizations in Australia are classified as terrorist, including Al-Qaeda 、ISIS and prayer groups.

The Australian Labour Party says that Australia is home to right-wing extremist groups that have been listed as terrorist by our global intelligence allies but have not done so in Australia, leaving us & quot; quite behind & quot; growing threat ..(Agencies

Twenty-seven organizations in Australia are currently classified as terrorist organizations, including Al-Qaeda 、ISIS and Islam Jemaah Islamiyah.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, there are two ways in which an organization can be included, one is recognized by a court as a terrorist organization as part of the criminal prosecute of a terrorist organization and the other is listed under the Criminal Code Regulations.

& quot; Before listing an organization, the internal minister must have reasonable grounds to believe that the organization is directly or indirectly involved in the preparation, planning, facilitating or facilitating the commission of a terrorist act or advocating the commission of a terrorist act, quot; the Ministry.

The Australian Labour Party calls for right-wing extremist groups to be classified as terrorist groups


Yet Labour senator Kennelly (Kristina Keneally) argue that the country has yet to engage in & quot; appropriate dialogue & quot;. about the extent to which Christchurch mosque gunman 、 white supremacist Talant (Brenton Tarrant) has been radicalized by Australian right-wing extremist groups

She noted that our & quot; five-eye & quot; intelligence allies -- New Zealand, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom -- listed right-wing groups as designated terrorist entities or banned terrorist organizations.

New Zealand Prime Minister Adrian (Jacinda Ardern) announced last week that Talanta was the country's first designated & quot; terrorist entity.

quot; designation of criminals is an important manifestation of New Zealand's condemnation of all forms of terrorism and violence extremism, quot; Aden said.

This is a very meaningful decision & quot;. quot; New Zealand history and law, she said

Labour's Kenali told the media councillor Thursday & quot; we are the only five-eyed country not to list right-wing extremist groups as terrorist alliance. & quot;

quot; some of these organizations have branches in Australia, quot; she said.

& quot; we have not even taken that step by listing any organization as extremist. & quot;

She reiterated the & quot; link & quot;. of the right-wing group in her speech on counter-terrorism to the Australian Institute of Strategic Policy on Thursday night

quot; I accept that some people think Australian right-wing extremism ' groups '-using the term broadly - are too divisive to reach the threshold of a ban, or smart enough to just stay under the threshold of a ban, quot; she said.

& quot; But there are some international groups banned by our & quot; five-eye & quot; counterparts, which have ties to Australia and can be banned here.

& quot; this ban will be symbolic, it will be more than symbolic.

quot; some experts believe that any real distinction between domestic terrorism and international terrorism in our increasingly networked world has almost disappeared.

quot; movements do not exist in isolation, but are connected and inspired by individuals in motion & quot;.

Extremism on the Right: Growing threat

The Australian Labour Party calls for right-wing extremist groups to be classified as terrorist groups


(Mike Burgess, Security Director, Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO)(Mike Burgess))

This February, Australian security intelligence organization (ASIO) security director Mike Burgess (Mike Burgess) said that right-wing extremism has been their attention for some time.

& quot; But it's clear that this threat was a sharp and frightening focus in New Zealand last year, quot; he said in his first annual threat assessment at the agency's headquarters.

Mr Burgess describes Australia's far-right threat as & quot; enduring & quot; real & quot;.

& quot; it is growing ,& quot; he said.

quot; in suburban Australia, small groups meet regularly, salute Nazi flags, check weapons, conduct combat training and share their hate ideology.

quot; these organizations are more organized and secure than in previous years.

quot; we continue to see some Australian extremist seeking to connect with like-minded people in other parts of the world, sometimes even in person. They are not just seeking to share ideology and tactics. & quot;

Mr Burgess highlighted far-right online forums, such as the new Nazi network based in the United States base, which & quot; attracted international members, including Australians & quot;.

& Share and promote extremist right-wing ideologies quot; these online forums and encourage and justify extreme violence ,& Mr. quot;Burgess said.

& quot; We expect that such organizations will remain a lasting threat, to make greater use of cyber propaganda to spread their hate messages.

& quot; While we expect any right-wing extremist-inspired attacks in Australia to be low-powered, knife-gun or vehicle attacks, more complex attacks are possible. & quot;

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