Sumary of Australia lowers terror threat level for first time since 2014:
- The offshore networks, capabilities and allure of radical Islamic groups have been degraded with their support in Australia fading though it has not yet disappeared, Burgess said.
- Burgess said Monday preference took into account the move to repatriate the group, related to dead or jailed fighters from the militant Islamic State group.
- But spy agency the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) said the factors prompting the danger stage no longer existed or only persisted to a lesser degree.
- The stage was raised in 2014, spurred by concerns over the number of Australians believed to be fighting overseas with Islamist militant groups and the likelihood of fear attacks by those radicalised in Iraq or Syria.