Associated Press in Canberra

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New counterterrorism law targets leakers, not reporters: Australian attorney-general

A contentious new law that carries a 10-year prison term for anyone who reveals information about certain secret security operations was aimed at Edward Snowden-like leakers rather than investigative reporters, Australia’s attorney-general said on Thursday.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

A contentious new law that carries a 10-year prison term for anyone who reveals information about certain secret security operations was aimed at Edward Snowden-like leakers rather than investigative reporters, Australia’s attorney-general said on Thursday.

New counterterrorism law targets leakers, not reporters: Australian attorney-general
Australia to prohibit secret service torture of terrorism suspects
Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters

The Australian government on Friday elevated its terrorism threat level to the second highest warning in response to the domestic threat posed by Islamic State movement supporters.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

The Australian government on Friday elevated its terrorism threat level to the second highest warning in response to the domestic threat posed by Islamic State movement supporters.

Australia raises terror threat level over domestic Islamic State supporters
Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt for aiding the Muslim Brotherhood to appeal
Foreign minister says 150 Australians are fighting in Syria, Iraq

Australia estimates about 150 of its residents have travelled to Syria or Iraq to fight with militant extremists including the al-Qaeda affiliate known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said any of these fighters returning to Australia would be kept under surveillance. 

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Australia estimates about 150 of its residents have travelled to Syria or Iraq to fight with militant extremists including the al-Qaeda affiliate known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. 

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said any of these fighters returning to Australia would be kept under surveillance. 

Foreign minister says 150 Australians are fighting in Syria, Iraq
New asylum seeker controversy strains Australia-Indonesia relations

Reports that the Australian navy added three passengers to an asylum seeker boat turned back to Indonesia have threatened to further damage already strained relationships

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Reports that the Australian navy added three passengers to an asylum seeker boat turned back to Indonesia have threatened to further damage already strained relationships

New asylum seeker controversy strains Australia-Indonesia relations
Australian PM Tony Abbot mulling new deficit reduction tax, despite campaign pledge
Australia rejects Qantas’ request for multi-billion dollar loan
Australia to comply with East Timor court orders
Australia refuses to comment on asylum seeker lifeboat policy report
Furore ahead of Australian leader’s Jakarta visit
Review details ‘toxic’ environment in Aussie Olympic swim team
Many still missing after 45 asylum-seekers rescued off Indonesia
Australian opposition pledges refugee savings
Australia proposes new tax for disability welfare
Australian PM announces September 14 elections
Australians split over PM’s sexism judgment
Bookie declares opposition win in Australian election
Former Australian leader condemns US gun culture
Australia wins toss, elects to bat
GM to stop making cars in Australia by 2017
Australian authorities give up hope of finding asylum boat survivors
Australia’s likely new PM not particularly liked