Australia is at war: Brandis

Attorney General George Brandis says Islamic State has declared war and made life harder for liberal democracies.

Attorney-General George Brandis

Attorney-General George Brandis (AAP) Source: AAP

Attorney General George Brandis has warned life has become harder for liberal democracies under attack from Islamic extremism.

Asked if Australia was at war, Senator Brandis told the Nine Network: "Absolutely. ISIL have declared war on us."

"We would be fools not to take them at their word and to take whatever steps are necessary to protect our civilisation," he said.

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Senator Brandis said Australians may have to "calibrate their attitudes" on privacy.

"There will be occasions in which we will have to accept greater limitations, greater impediments to personal privacy," he told the Seven Network.


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Published 18 November 2015 at 7:27am
Source: AAP