What is terrorism?
Terrorism is the use of violence by individuals or groups to advance political, religious or ideological causes. Terrorists are often indiscriminate in their attacks and can deliberately target civilians and non-combatants, often seeking to inflict mass casualties.
The current security environment
The National Terrorism Threat Advisory System is a scale of five levels that informs the public on the likelihood of an act of terrorism occurring in Australia. The system provides information on what the threat level means, where the threat is coming from, potential targets and how a terrorist act may be carried out.
The current National Terrorism Threat Level is
meaning 'Credible intelligence, assessed by our security agencies, indicates that individuals or groups continue to possess the intent and capability to conduct a terrorist attack in Australia.'