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Australia PM warns range of 'hostile actors' pose threat to Australia's democracy

20:45  30 october  2019
20:45  30 october  2019 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned a range of '' hostile actors '' are intent on undermining our democracy , particularly when it comes to terrorism and

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned a range of '' hostile actors '' are intent on undermining our democracy Speaking on Wednesday, the prime minister was met with applause as he outlined the work of Australia ' s law enforcement agencies, particularly when it came to combating terrorism.

The prime minister has warned a range of hostile actors are intent on undermining Australia's democracy, particularly when it comes to terrorism and online threats.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said while terrorism cannot be eliminated, it can be mitigated by identifying home-grown terror cells, lone wolves and foreign fighters.

Mr Morrison said “our security agencies have disrupted 16 major terrorist plots on our soil” in a speech at the annual Town Hughes Oration.

To bolster cyber security, the government has said it intends to introduce legislation early next year.

The laws intend to stop the live-streaming of child abuse or torture on the dark web, as well as protect critical infrastructure like banks and the stock exchange against cyber attacks from foreign state actors.

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