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Mar31

Australia warns citizens about travel to Turkey

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net The Australian government on Thursday, March 31, warned its citizens against traveling to the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul because of the terrorist threat, the Associated Press reports. The heightened travel warnings followed the deaths of more than 80 people in four separate suicide bombings in the two cities this year, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said. Australians are advised to “reconsider your need to travel” to the cities — the second-highest danger warning on a four-tier scale. “Terrorist groups continue to threaten further attacks, including targeting tourists and westerners,” Bishop said in a statement,...

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Feb09

Federal funding revoked for Sydney’s Malek Fahd Islamic school

By: The Guardian Source: The Guardian The federal government has pulled funding to Australia’s largest Islamic school after the education department revoked its approval. The Malek Fahd school in Greenacre in southwest Sydney has had $19m in federal funding revoked. The federal Department of Education says it issued a notice revoking the school’s approval on Monday, due to “non-compliance” with the Australian Education Act. The education minister, Simon Birmingham, said the funding had been stopped because the money was not being spent exclusively on education. In November the government accused six schools affiliated with the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, inlcuding Malek...

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Feb03

New book claims Australia’s Abbott ‘used terror threat as political weapon’

By: JOHN STAPLETON Source: The NewDaily Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his controversial Chief of Staff Peta Credlin manipulated public opinion in relation to national security and the terror threat “on a mass scale” in a desperate effort to stay in power, according to a new book published this week. Credlin & Co: How the Abbott Government Destroyed Itself, written by respected senior journalist Aaron Patrick, a deputy editor at The Australian Financial Review, explores in detail the dysfunction at the heart of the Abbott government. Throughout 2015, Mr Abbott’s office concentrated on the issue of terrorism, which the Prime Minister and his advisers saw as the best way of...

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