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Asio reveals up to 40% of its counter-terrorism cases involve far-right violent extremism – The Guardian

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation warns Covid-19 has created a greater opportunity for rightwing activists to recruit online

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Far-right violent extremism constitutes up to 40% of the Australian domestic spy agencys counter-terrorism caseload, up from 10-15% before 2016, a senior official has said.
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisations extraordinary increase in focus on the far right in Australia was revealed by its deputy director general of intelligence service delivery, Heather Cook, at a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday.
Cook also warned the Covid-19 pandemic had created both a greater opportunity for…

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