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Counter-terrorism ‘lawfare’ and the ADF’s covert security war

Counter-terrorism “lawfare” and the lead-agency debate — how the Australian Defence Force is winning a covert national security policy war where other Western militaries have failed. Dr Allan Orr reports.

Counter terrorism - IAMOVING at breakneck speed to curtail Section 51 of the Defence Act governing the deployment of military units in domestic security scenarios, the Turnbull Government, very publicly supported by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), is about to go against the international grain and hand off future active shooter and hostage rescue situations to the military as fast as possible.

For its part, the Australian public seem equally culpable for…

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