National Terrorism Public Alert
The Australian Government has raised the National Terrorism Public Alert level from medium to high, meaning a terrorist attack is likely. This does not mean an attack is about to or will occur, but reflects an increasing level of concern by Australian authorities.
This has happened because Australian authorities believe the threat situation has escalated, specifically as a result of Australians becoming involved in the Syria and Iraq conflict and the subsequent domestic ramifications.
In response, WA Police publish the following as advice for the community:
- Unless government authorities tell you otherwise, there is no need for you to change the way you go about your daily business. However, it is always good to know what you and your family would do in any emergency;
- We urge the community to be vigilant and report anything they believe is suspicious;
- Be aware that some businesses in Australia might require additional security checks, which could include airports.
- Government is communicating directly with operators of critical infrastructure and public facilities, as a matter of course, to provide advice as required. There is a considerable amount of useful information already available to those organisations on government websites and through existing networks.
If you require a police response, please call 000 for life threatening emergencies or 131 444 for police attendance.
If you have information regarding suspicious activity, please call the National Security Hotline on 1800 123 400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report Online Extremism
The Australian Government has developed a new tool for people to easily report illegal or offensive extremist material that they find online. Visit www.reportextremism.livingsafetogether.gov.au
If you want more information regarding State and Commonwealth arrangements, please visit the following websites:
- Australian National Security
- Office of State Security and Emergency Coordination
- Security checklist for critical infrastructure