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Priority national responses to terror and security threats

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) held its 44th meeting on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Hobart.  COAG discussed current and emerging security risks, reaffirming their commitment to working collaboratively to strengthen Australia’s defences and responses.

First ministers agreed that they will ensure there will be a presumption that neither bail nor parole will be granted to those persons who have demonstrated support for, or have links to, terrorist activity.

 First ministers agreed that they will reconvene as soon as practicable at a special COAG to fully and more comprehensively review the nation’s laws and practices directed at protecting Australians from violent extremism.

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