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“Was known to the authorities” is the often limit of counter-terrorism

“Was known to the authorities” is the often limit of counter-terrorism

After an act of terrorism, we’re often met by the same words: the aggressor known to the authorities. The reality of counter-terrorism often walks along these lines.

Christchurch

Current Affairs Wrap: A postmortem on Christchurch, kids teach us a lesson, the homeless teen with 17 scholarships

What a week it was. Christchurch suffered Australian-grown terrorism, our children marched to make us see the obvious and one homeless teen beat the odds.

Current Affairs Wrap: Tourists meet disaster abroad, Sydney’s leaning tower, Father pesters daughter at work

What a state of affairs. The last week of 2018 featured Italian flair reaching Sydney, one Dad’s loving micromanagement and many tourists not making it back from their holiday.

Current Affairs Wrap: Chinese Embassy attacked, citizenship under threat, sports-dad over-performs

The week saw freed Bali Nine smuggler Renae Lawrence turn herself in for previous outstanding charges, an American missionary killed in India, and an enthusiastic father going too far to ensure his son’s football team’s win.

Defeated in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State is now rebuilding in Indonesia

They might have been chased out of the Middle East, but Islamic State is now setting up shop on our doorstep.

Current Affairs Wrap: Trump’s taxing move, Melbourne CBD attack, Australia’s biggest meth bust

The last work week of the year would unfortunately not go quietly, as Donald Trump eviscerated the taxation system, complicated violent sped through the Melbourne CBD and history was made at the end of a cuff.

Current Affairs Wrap: North Korea touches Japan, Postal survey kicks off, South Park hacks Amazon

Welcome back to another week of your life that you won’t be getting back. But don’t think about that, North Korea has launched warheads over Japan.

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