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2017.08.28 - Public Lecture - The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP

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Level 10, Y Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus

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Brisbane, QLD 4000

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Public Lecture: the Honourable Mark Dreyfus QC MP

Topic: Terrorism, Law Enforcement and the Challenges of Countering Violent Extremism

Please join Executive Dean, Professor John Humphrey and members of the Faculty of Law for a public lecture presented by the Honourable Mark Dreyfus QC MP, Shadow Attorney General, Shadow Minister for National Security and Deputy Manager of Opposition Business (House).

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Counter-terrorism policy and practice has evolved rapidly since a spate of terrorism attacks over a decade ago changed our thinking about the nature and extent of the threat that terrorism poses. While traditional intelligence gathering and law enforcement are essential tools in the battle against terrorism, it is a mistake to view the threat of terrorism solely through the prism of criminal law enforcement, and to respond solely through traditional law enforcement frameworks.

It has often been said that we cannot arrest our way to security, and that is why we also need to be working on broader, preventative polices designed to counter violence extremism (CVE) at a community-wide level. The role of governments in CVE policies is a delicate one, but it is essential that all democratic nations, including Australia, work to develop a multifaceted approach to the threat of terrorism.

Date: Monday 28 August 2017
When: 5.45pm arrival for a 6.00pm - 7.00pm
lecture, followed by refreshments

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