"Even before extremist group activity in Australia’s 2021 anti-lockdown
protests was exposed, concern about right-wing extremism in Australia was on
ASIO and the US annual threat estimate have noted right-wing extremism in
Australia is on an upward trend. Ideological extremism now makes up 40% of the
Our research at the University of Canberra’s National Security Hub is
investigating online influence operations targeting Australia, including its
veteran community. This is a global problem and was one of many issues noted at
this year’s International Terrorism and Social Media Conference in the UK.
For researchers like us, who focus on the wellness of veterans – particularly
during the fallout from the military withdrawal from Afghanistan – such
extremist groups present a complicated and dangerous threat to the community."
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics