NSW Government has unveiled its first Counter Terrorism Strategy
Late last year the NSW Government unveiled its first Counter Terrorism Strategy, which aims to strengthen the state’s ability to “prepare, prevent, respond and recover from acts of terrorism and violent extremism”.
The Minister for Counter Terrorism, David Elliot, said the risk of future attacks is an unfortunate reality: “NSW is a safe, cohesive and resilient society but there are a small number of individuals with extreme and violent views who want to divide us and threaten our safety.”
The Strategy supports the state government’s commitment to establishing closer relationships with the private sector and community leaders, through what is described as a coordinated effort.
“Countering Terrorism and violent extremism is not a goal that can be achieved by government alone. It is a shared responsibility that requires the cooperation of business, non-government organisations and the community,” Elliot said.
Meanwhile, the NSW Government has been increasing its Counter Terrorism capability across agencies, including:
The new Counter Terrorism Strategy is guided by the following five principals:
For more information visit: secure.nsw.gov.au/about-us/nsw-counter-terrorism-strategy/content.html