Terror sys­tem change

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIA is set to adopt a new, five- tier ter­ror­ism alert warn­ing sys­tem by the end of the year.

Prime Min­is­ter Tony Ab­bott will to­mor­row brief the pre­miers and chief min­is­ters at the lead­ers’ re­treat about planned changes to the Na­tional Ter­ror­ism Threat Ad­vi­sory Sys­tem. The sys­tem is used by Aus­tralia’s se­cu­rity agen­cies to pro­vide the Gov­ern­ment with clas­si­fied se­cu­rity in­for­ma­tion, which it uses to in­form the public about the threat level. The cur­rent sys­tem has four ter­ror­ism alert lev­els – low, medium, high and ex­treme. The likely new sys­tem will have five lev­els – not ex­pected, pos­si­ble, prob­a­ble, ex­pected and cer­tain.

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