A spy ring specifically targeted politicians, academics and students while others had tried to hurt dissidents in Australia, the nation's top spy has revealed.
The nation's top intelligence tsar has unveiled a spy ring dedicated to targeting Australia which had recruited a former politician.
Speculation is rife about the identity of the former politician who sold out Australia to a foreign spy ring as government ministers defend the secrecy.
Experts have picked apart laws that strip Australian citizenship from dual nationals convicted of serious offences, saying the powers don't increase safety.
Russia's ambassador will remain in New Zealand after a decision from Foreign Minister Winston Peters, who is also mulling the future of envoy Jacinda Ardern.
A terrorism expert has backed a court's decision to release convicted terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika under strict conditions instead of keeping him detained.
Notorious terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika, convicted of a plot to attack Melbourne landmarks, has been released from prison with strict conditions imposed.
The Commonwealth will be able to apply to strip the citizenship of convicted terrorists if they are dual Australian nationals after new laws passed parliament.
NSW police had a culture of fabricating evidence at the time a group of men were convicted over an alleged terror plot, an inquiry has heard.
The federal opposition wants to broaden proposed laws that would strip convicted terrorists and spies of their Australian citizenship.
Two constitutional lawyers have cast doubt stripping the citizenship of terrorists makes Australians safer after such laws were struck out by the High Court.
Convicted terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika is expected to be released into the community after he won a High Court case to restore his Australian citizenship.
Former prime minister Jacinda Ardern has called on ex-deputy Winston Peters to correct the record after a shock claim arising from a terrorism coronial inquest.
Belgian police have gunned down an armed suspect following the fatal shooting of two Swedish nationals in Brussels.
Belgian police say two people are dead in central Brussels after several shots were fired in the country's capital.
Belgian police say two people are dead and a third person wounded in central Brussels after several shots were fired in the capital.
Agim Ajazi was motivated by online images to take up an assault rifle during the civil war in Syria and was charged under Australia's foreign fighter laws.
Methods of assessing a terrorist's risk to the community if released from prison have been found lacking in a secret report for the home affairs department.
Queensland parliament has heard tearful and heartfelt tributes for two police officers and a neighbour gunned down during a domestic terror attack in December.
Australia's director-general of security Mike Burgess says while the official terrorism threat level has been lowered, a terrorist attack remains plausible.
Australia experienced its first terror attack inspired by extremist Christian ideology in the deadly ambush of police and shootout in Queensland last year.
Lawyers for convicted terrorist Abdul Nacer Benbrika are arguing his continued detention after completing his prison sentence is a "deprivation of liberty".
Recently repatriated NSW woman Mariam Raad has been charged for allegedly willingly entering in Syria when it was controlled by terrorist group Islamic State.
The former NSW police minister and federal opposition have attacked the Albanese government after a so-called ISIS bride was granted bail by a regional court.
Mariam Raad, 31, faced a regional NSW court on Friday after being arrested in the regional town of Young on Thursday.
Bombs detonated close to the Israeli consulate and Hakoah Club in Sydney 40 years ago were planted by the 15 May insurgent group, the state coroner has found.
The deputy prime minister says the Australian government will advocate for constant surveillance of the Bali bomb maker after his release from prison.
Melbourne-born Neil Prakash, who is accused of travelling to Syria to fight with Islamic State, has faced a Darwin court over terrorism charges.
Neil Prakash has faced court on terrorism charges that could see him jailed for life after the Melbourne-born alleged jihadi was deported from Turkey.
Intelligence agency ASIO has lowered the threat of a terrorist attack from probable to possible but rates the chance of an attack within the next year at 50-50.
Questions remain after western Sydney mayors discussed ISIS-linked returnees with Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil, ASIO and federal police.