Australian Government’s Measures to CVE

Countering violent extremism was highlighted as an ‘essential element’ of efforts to deal with the ‘foreign fighters’ issue in a United Nations Security Council resolution adopted on 24 September 2014 (Resolution 2178 (2014)).

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Australian Government Initiatives
Rudd-Gillard Government

One of the four elements of the February 2010 Counter-terrorism White Paper, Securing Australia, protecting our community, was ‘resilience’, described as ‘building a strong and resilient Australian community

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CVE Strategy

The CVE Unit developed a national CVE Strategy in 2011, which according to AGD’s March 2012 submission to a Parliamentary committee, is a classified document. However, a publicly available fact sheet on the CVE Strategy.

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Building Community Resilience Grants Program (BCRGP)

Over half of the funding announced for CVE in the 2010–11 Budget went towards grants administered by the Attorney-General’s Department. The Building Community Resilience—Youth Mentoring Program was announced on 13 November 2010 as a pilot project.

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Other Activities

Less information is available about other activities pursued under the CVE Program. However, details available in AGD’s 2011–12 and 2012–13 annual reports and its 2012 submission

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Evaluation

In its 2012 submission and answers to questions on notice, AGD indicated that the CVE Program would be evaluated for relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability

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Abbott Government

While the CVE Strategy itself is not publicly available, a comparison of the fact sheet available at the time of publication and that provided to a Parliamentary committee as part of AGD’s 2012 submission indicates that the overarching strategy has remained the same

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Directory of CVE Intervention Services

PREACT, formerly known as the East Africa Regional Strategic Initiative, is the East Africa counterpart to the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership. First established in 2009, PREACT is a U.S. government-funded and implemented multi-year

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Living Safe Together: Building Community Resilience to Violent Extremism

Countering Violent Extremism Strategy

The Australian Government’s Countering Violent Extremism Strategy supports Australia’s broader counter-terrorism efforts by addressing factors that make people vulnerable to extremist influences and recruitment by terrorists.

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