A key lesson from 9/11 was that intelligence agencies could no longer simply wait for information to arrive. The enhanced threat from Al Qaeda and their global franchises required an extensive and ‘real-time’ collection of intelligence. This new operating environment has refashioned Australian and other Five Eyes countries, therefore, to be more active ‘hunters’ of information. This chapter examines both policy and counter-terrorism legislative landmarks underpinning intelligence collection since 9/11, and the many challenges Australian agencies have faced managing policy and legislative reform. The Australian counter-terrorism response is then compared briefly to the Canadian policy and legislative context to identify common and unique challenges by policymakers.
|Title of host publication||National security, surveillance, and terror|
|Subtitle of host publication||Canada and Australia perspective|
|Editors|| Darren Palmer, Randy K. Lippert, Kevin Walby, Ian Warren|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Crime Prevention and Security Management|