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Australia updates its National Terrorism Threat advice

The public advice accompanying the National Terrorism Threat Level for Australia has been updated to reflect recent events. The threat level remains unchanged at PROBABLE.

The latest update to the public advice notes that:

  • Australia has experienced one terror-related attack and five disrupted plots so far in 2016;
  • The preeminent threat is from individuals or small groups who use simple attack methodologies; and
  • Lone actor threats are not exclusive to Islamist extremism, with a right-wing extremist arrested and charged with terrorism-related offences in Melbourne this year.

The continuing threat level of PROBABLE reflects credible intelligence that individuals or groups have developed both an intent and capability to conduct a terrorist attack in Australia.

Since the threat level was raised in September 2014, Australia has experienced four terror-related attacks and 11 major disruptions of imminent attack planning.

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