Australia’s Strategy to Counter Terrorism in Crowded Spaces
Spain, Turkey, France and Pakistan. Just a handful of countries that have been the victims of terror attacks this year. While the international community mourned the the tragic events in Barcelona last weekend, the Federal government announced Australia’s first national strategy for protecting crowded places from terrorism. The strategy follows mounting concerns over use of vehicles as weapons among crowds. What does this strategy involve? And why does it appear that the onus is being put upon business to provide protection? The Daily was joined by Dr Isaac Kfir the Director of the National Security Program & Head and Counter-terrorism Policy Center at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.