Ji­hadists re­jected

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

ANY­ONE who leaves Aus­tralia to fight a Ji­had over­seas au­to­mat­i­cally for­feits their right to live in this coun­try.

Aus­tralia will not tol­er­ate ter­ror­ism or peo­ple en­gaged in ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties.

There is no ex­cuse for such bar­baric behaviour, which is con­trary to ev­ery­thing Aus­tralia stands for.

The Lib­eral Na­tional Gov­ern­ment promised a safe and se­cure Aus­tralia and will not al­low any­one en­gaged in Ji­had or ter­ror­ism back into the coun­try.

In ad­di­tion to re­gain­ing con­trol of our bor­ders and stop­ping the boats, the Ab­bott Gov­ern­ment is de­ter­mined to keep Aus­tralians safe from those who have been rad­i­calised, mil­i­tarised and bru­talised af­ter en­gag­ing in ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties in the Mid­dle East.

A $630mil­lion boost to our se­cu­rity agen­cies (ASIO, ASIS, AFP, and Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion) will as­sist with tighter bio­met­ric pre­cau­tions at our air­ports.

The Lib­eral Na­tional Gov­ern­ment will soon in­tro­duce leg­is­la­tion to the Par­lia­ment to al­low eas­ier mon­i­tor­ing, ar­rest, charg­ing, and suc­cess­ful pros­e­cu­tion and jail­ing of peo­ple par­tic­i­pat­ing in ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties over­seas.

The very first role of gov­ern­ment is to pro­tect our bor­ders and our peo­ple and it’s good to see we now have a gov­ern­ment who takes this role se­ri­ously.

Ge­orge Chris­tensen FED­ERAL MEM­BER FOR DAW­SON

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.