Gas at­tack ‘pos­si­ble’

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIA could be tar­geted by a Novi­chok poi­son­ing such as that used by sus­pected Rus­sian agents in the UK, Home Af­fairs Min­is­ter Peter Dut­ton has warned.

But it is ter­ror­ists who have re­turned from the Mid­dle East who are the most likely to carry out any at­tack, in­tel­li­gence brief­ings sug­gest.

Bris­bane is host­ing ex­perts from the US, UK and Canada to con­duct dry runs of how to deal with a deadly gas at­tack.

“Aus­tralians need to recog­nise we are un­der sig­nif­i­cant threat. Any Western democ­racy is,” Mr Dut­ton said.

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