Wednesday, 15 July 2009
ECU's Dr Anne Aly and Mr Michael Crowley have contributed to an online roundtable discussion focused on 'Countering Online Radicalisation in Australia' hosted by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI).
Forums such as this are undertaken when a subject of critical importance requires debate. They bring together a range of experts to discuss the main policy alternatives, the results of which provide policy makers and the broader public with accurate and authoritative information about crucial strategic policy choices.
Dr Aly and Mr Crowley, both from ECU's Faculty of Business and Law, were the only academics selected to participate in the forum.
Dr Aly's submission, 'Online radicalisation and the Muslim Diaspora' was based on her research into how Australian Muslims responded to the discourse on terrorism in the Australian popular media.
Mr Crowley discussed 'Legal and policy issues in combating online radicalisation' based on his experience as a Barrister of the Supreme Courts of WA, NSW and the ACT and of the High Court of Australia.
ASPI is an independent institute set up by the government to provide fresh ideas on Australia's defence and strategic