The Turnbull Government has signalled it wants a clean break from Tony Abbott’s blunt approach to the extremist threat, seeking help from the Muslim community to identify potential plotters.

The Australian Federal Police and ASIO have been warning for months they fear a growing number of young people are coming into contact with radical groups over the internet, leaving authorities little hope of identifying them before they launch attacks.

Julie Bishop
Julie Bishop

Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop says families will be Australia’s frontline of defence against radicalisation.

She has the backing of at least one prominent Muslim community leader – Jamal Rifi – who appealed to parents to reach out and seek help for at-risk children.


Are you all still very happy with King Malcolm and Madame Defarge Bishop running down your Australia?

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