Counter-terrorism in Australia: practitioner perspectives



Publication Details

S. Mullins, 'Counter-terrorism in Australia: practitioner perspectives' (2016) 11 (1) Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism 93-111.


This article presents the views of 11 senior police officers (both state and federal) who have been directly involved in counter-terrorism (CT) in Australia over the past 15 years. Utilising direct quotes from interviews conducted by the author between April 2012 and November 2015, it offers unique insight into their views on a variety of issues including: first experiences in CT, the unique nature of terrorism investigations, interagency cooperation, Joint Counter-Terrorism Teams, and challenges relating to lack of technical interoperability, the complexities of CT legislation and cultural barriers between agencies and how these have been overcome.

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