The Morrison Government is investing an additional $61.7 million into Australia’s countering violent extremism (CVE) programs, keeping Australians safe from the full range of violent extremist ideologies and nearly doubling the total investment in CVE since such initiatives began in 2013.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Government’s CVE programs had delivered strong results, but these programs had to keep up with changing extremist ideologies, methodologies, and narratives.
“Australia is a peaceful, tolerant, and harmonious country, but we cannot be blind to the fact that there are those among us who seek to sow hate, fear, and discord,” Mr Pasin said.
“Violent extremists may have a range of ideologies and motivations, but none of them are welcome in this country, and in my electorate of Barker. We have zero tolerance for anyone threatening the peace and cohesion of our society by trying to use violence to achieve a political, religious, or ideological goal.”
“The Morrison Government’s significant new investment will ensure Australia’s long-term safety, by funding a range of new and expanded CVE initiatives that will work together to build a safer, resilient and more united Australia.”
The additional $61.7 million in new funding will ensure Australia’s CVE programs remain effective in an evolving and increasingly complex environment. They include five key measures:
For more information on Australia’s counter terrorism arrangements visit https://www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/