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Inquiry into extremism launched after Labor push – Sydney Morning Herald

A new federal inquiry will examine the rise of right-wing extremism after the Home Affairs Minister agreed to Labor calls for more attention to the threat.

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The move came as police arrested an 18-year-old man near the NSW and Victorian border and said he was likely to be charged with terrorism-related offences, understood to relate to far-right extremism.
The arrest, in the NSW town of Albury, came after an investigation by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism Team, which includes officers from the Australian Federal Police and NSW Police.
Labor home affairs spokeswoman Kristina Keneally and legal affairs spokesman Mark Dreyfus asked the government to back…

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