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The head of Australia's domestic spy agency, David Irvine, says the country's official terror threat level could be upgraded in the next few days.
ASIO's director-general told the ABC's 7.30 that the threat had been building in Australia over the past year and he had an "elevated level of concern".
The threat has been at medium since 2003, which means an attack is possible and could occur.
Australia's terror threat levels
Low: terrorist attack is not expected
Medium: terrorist attack could occur
High: terrorist attack is likely
Extreme: terror attack is imminent or has occurred
If it is raised to high, it means an attack is likely.
originally posted by: learnatic
a reply to: Thurisaz
yes, well of course they would, they must have an excuse to start rolling out in Australia what has been rolled out in the US since 911. Its our turn now.
We all know that the best way to stop terrorists from coming here or from coming back to here is to only ever give these citizenship demanders conditional citizenship but that would prevent them from raising the terror level and getting and keeping everybody suitably afraid.
AUSTRALIA'S spies are demanding legal immunity to train undercover with terrorist groups such as al-Qaida.
The federal Attorney-General's Department wants to authorise Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) agents and their informants to provide training to, or be trained by, terrorists in covert missions.
Australian spies risk being prosecuted for "associating covertly with targets" even if they are collecting intelligence.
originally posted by: lightedhype
TBTB are preparing us for an attack within the next couple days IMO....the signs are obvious....13th anniversary anybody?
originally posted by: kicked
a reply to: khnum
Rather than raise the threat level to induce fear, just work to make it common sense for the citizens to remain vigilant on behalf of themselves, and not on the behalf of the government. In other words, look out for the safety of yourselves and your neighbors, not for the safety and continuity of government.
originally posted by: Thurisaz
When I read the article... I thought it was strange that the name of the guy arrested is Abu Asma al Australi,