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New Australia Laws Target Homegrown Extremism

Australia plans to tighten citizenship and immigration laws, and crack down on groups inciting religious or racial hatred. The moves have been unveiled by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is looking to boost his nation’s counterterrorism strategy.   A review of Australia’s national security found the country has “entered a new, long-term era of heightened terrorism threat.” Of particular concern is homegrown extremism.   It is estimated that 90 Australians are fighting with...

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