Safety vs Security: An Asymmetrical Opportunity for RWE in Australia

Dr Teagan Westerndorf discusses the importance of balancing security and liberty in a democracy, but recognises that concerns in the current climate are fuelled by growing mistrust in government among parts of Australian communities.

The Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) is the academic research arm of the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) and aims to better understand the ways in which terrorists use technology. CSCRC academics are contributing to this discourse via topical articles relating to the Australian experience.

Dr Teagan Westerndorf discusses the importance of balancing security and liberty in a democracy, but recognises that concerns in the current climate are fuelled by growing mistrust in government among parts of Australian communities. These issues couldn’t be more timely, given many are reeling from successive COVID-19 lockdowns, closed borders and delayed vaccine rollout.

Read GNET Blog here.