Anne Aly is Labor candidate for the WA seat of Cowan.
She is regularly touted as an expert in "counter-terrorism" despite lacking any experience in the area.
Meanwhile, ignored here in Australia is her work for the private contractor Phoenix Group Consulting of Dubai, whose services include covert intelligence training.
Voters are entitled to know what she does, who she reports to, and who she otherwise deals with.
Then, there is the issue of her referring questions from local journalists to person or persons in Malaysia........
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Intelligence (Covert operations)
Technical Surveillance (tracking)
Technical Surveillance (Covert camera installation and listening devices)
Kidnap, ransom and extortion (Corporate, government and private sector)
Scenario-based intelligence capability assessment
Urban Observation Posts
Evidence collection, recording, collating and dissemination
Advanced driving techniques
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Dr Anne (Azza) Aly
Dr Anne Aly was born in Egypt and raised in Australia. She is a research fellow at Curtin University with a focus on radicalization, counter terrorism and countering violent extremism. Anne is currently the recipient of an ARC grant to explore how community engagement and uses of terrorist attack sites can function as part of a broader counter terrorism and security approach. She has written over 40 publications on topics ranging from Islamic identity to counter narratives and the policy response to violent extremism. Anne is the author of four books including Terrorism and Global Security: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan). She was appointed to the board of the Council for Australian Arab Relations in 2009 and is currently serving a second term on the board. Also in 2009, she received the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers publications award for her theoretical model of internet radicalization. In 2011, Anne was inducted into the inaugural WA Women’s Hall of Fame for her contributions to national security and counter terrorism. In 2013 she was named one of WA’s 50 most successful women by SCOOP magazine. Anne is also the Founding Chair of People Against Violent Extremism (PAVE) a not for profit organization focused on empowering communities to challenge violent extremism.
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