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Abbott's language harming anti-radicalisation

30th June 2015

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Dr Clarke Jones holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales, which examined the burring roles of the military and police in response to non-traditional security threats.

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Clarke Jones has featured in an article in the Canberra Times on how Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s ‘divisive’ language is undermining community engagement work.

In the article, Clarke also points to the PM’s handling of the Q&A controversy and the release of ASIO maps to the media as examples of the how the Prime Minister’s actions are also working against community engagement.

“The footage of the PM and [ASIO head] Duncan Lewis, it doesn’t matter if it’s classified or unclassified, that they showed the areas in Melbourne and Sydney where radical youth were meant to have come from targets the majority of people in those communities as some sort of aspect of terrorism”.

“Basically what it does is any connection between government and community groups is severed because of that type of language and that type of focus”, he said.

Read the entire article in the Canberra Times.

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