Federal government pledges more than $60 million to combat rise in extremism

The federal government will spend more than $60 million to combat violent extremism, targeting the rapid rise in conspiracy theories during the COVID-19 pandemic and fears for MPs safety.

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews announced the funding boost on Wednesday against the backdrop of an upcoming federal election, amid concerns this could act as a flashpoint for misinformation and hate.

The response also follows warnings from the nation’s security agencies about the threat posed by “single-issue” violent extremism, such as recent anti-lockdown protests. 

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  1. The money would be better spent to buy every MP and Senator a copy of the James Bond villain look a like Klaus Shwab’s book The Great Reset. 

  2. They feel threatened by the push back and things are going to get even crazier and uglier leading up the election. The more they try to control us the more we will fight back. I’m most afraid of the digital controls being put in place.

  3. Everything about this Morrison Government is so psychotic it defies description….Not that the Labor clowns would be any better, they will just be following Schwab orders too