Articles by: Susie Latham

Author Biography:

Susie Latham is a Melbourne writer and an adjunct fellow with the School of Social Sciences at Western Sydney University. She co-authored Human Rights Overboard: Seeking Asylum in Australia and has been published in New Matilda, Crikey and The Age.

Informit: Spies, lies and the caring professions: Countering violent extremism

During a February 2016 episode of ABC TV's Q and A program, then minister for justice and counter-terrorism Michael Keenan said that teachers were being trained to spot extremists because 'ISIL is targeting people younger and younger... They will exhibit certain behaviours if they have made contact with someone in the Middle East'. On the same panel, Labor's shadow minister for foreign affairs Tanya Plibersek said, 'our best ally in keeping Australians safe is making…

Spies, Lies and the Caring Professions: Countering Violent Extremism

The training of caring professionals in contact with young people is stealthy. It includes social workers, teachers, doctors, nurses and psychologists—in short, just about anyone young people should be able to trust and turn to when they face difficulty…