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.

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
20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
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.

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
20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
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. 

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
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

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

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