Schools to target teen extremists
AUSTRALIA is one step closer to a co-ordinated approach to fighting radicalisation in Australian schools, federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne said yesterday.
But he stressed the process must occur “as quickly as possible”, while warning against talk of “dobbing in”.
“I don’t think we should trivialise the issue by saying that we’re going to have a dobbing in of other students,” he said. “This is a very serious issue, from a security point of view, from an education point of view.”
Following an Education Council meeting with state education ministers at the Stamford Plaza yesterday, Mr Pyne said he was pleased with the progress that had been made on radicalisation.
The communique issued after the meeting said: “Ministers agreed that senior officials will collate current initiatives that support youth at risk of radicalisation and identify gaps in prevention and intervention measures for schools.”
The communique went on to note that officials would work with the Law, Crime and Community Safety Council to compile advice.