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A Bali-style terror attack on Australian soil is inevitable, a senior member of a parliamentary security committee has warned.

Labor MP Anthony Byrne, who is deputy chair of the joint intelligence and security committee, believes the threat to national security is accelerating.

‘One of the grave concerns I have … is that eventually and inevitably in this country an event will occur on this soil of the magnitude of the Bali event,’ he told parliament on Monday  night.

Mr Byrne said he does not want to be part of parliament that reacts to an event.

‘I want to be part of a parliament that puts the laws in place to prevent that event from taking place,’ he said.

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‘If a government is concerned and is making the right noises about being concerned about this nation’s security, it must give its agencies all of the suite of powers that they need to deal with the terrorist threat,’ Mr Byrne said.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Australia has willingly killed innocent women and children in their own countries on the basis of lies and false flag ops. If a genuine (ie not another false flag) attack ever does happen on Ozzie soil, we can’t say we didn’t ask for it. We helped create terrorists where none existed before. We helped create hatred of Australia by dumbly following the Corporate US Gov into illegal oil wars overseas to enrich Nationless Corporations. In the farcical “War of Terror” Australia is numbered among the bad guys.
    Hopefully we can remove the Treasonous Corporate Bum Boys (sorry Bum Persons) from our government and become Australia again, before we suffer retaliation on our own soil.

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