Andrew's score card on terrorism and violent street gangs
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Andrews statement on Terrorism
2015 – Two weeks after a radicalised teen fatally shot a Curtis Cheng, a police worker in NSW, Victoria has not ruled out supporting Commonwealth plans to lower the age at which a control order can be obtained against a terrorism suspect. 
The comments come as a ministerial taskforce led by Deputy Premier James Merlino works behind the scenes on a range of initiatives to counter radicalisation among disengaged youth, and to strengthen ties with faith communities.
2017 Melbourne car attack
A crazed car rampage in Bourke Street which killed six people and injuring dozens on January 20. 
James “Dimitrious” Gargasoulas has been found guilty of killing six people and injuring 27 others in last years horrific rampage. 
Anti Terror Measures
November NEW permanent bollards will be rolled out at Flinders St Station and Federation Square but authorities are still struggling to find a solution for tram entry points at the Bourke St Mall.
Work has started installing metal bollards and planter boxes to guard the mall against another vehicular attack.
The anti-terror measures are part of a $10 million security upgrade in Melbourne’s CBD. 
Terror Attack in Bourke Street – November 8th 2018
2018 November 9 Killer terrorist named, Islamic state claims Bourke St attack
The Somali-born Australian, known as Mohamed Khalif and also Hassan Shire, stabbed a man to death and injured two other men after his Holden Rodeo exploded in the Bourke St Melbourne CBD about 4.10pm.
A KNIFE-wielding man who launched a deadly attack in Bourke St yesterday is the brother of an accused terrorist alleged to have plotted a mass murder at Federation Square on New Year’s Eve. 
The Plot thickens
Touted by the press and his religious leaders as having “mental issues, the Australian newspaper has exposed his REAL links to terrorism and ISIS Jihadis.
Dr Jennifer Oriel – attack “text book” terrorism
Why has Melbourne become a target for hate? 
Timeline of terror reveals the ongoing sequence of attacks in the heart of the city
New Years Eve 2017 on Federation Square
An alleged 21-year-old Islamic State sympathiser who police claim planned to buy a gun and kill as many revellers as possible on New Year’s Eve in Melbourne, was arrested in November of 2017.
Bourke Street rampage: January 20 2017
Six people died when a car, allegedly driven by 26-year-old Dimitrious Gargasoulas, ploughed through the shopping strip in Melbourne on January 20.
Brighton Siege: June 5 2017
Yacqub Khayre, 29, was shot dead by police on June 5 after telling officers he had a bomb and would kill a sex worker he had taken hostage in a Melbourne apartment.
Christmas Day 2016
Hamza Abbas, 23, Ahmed Mohamed, 25, and Abdullah Chaarani, 27, were allegedly just days away from carrying out a planned Christmas Day 2016 terror plot.
Anzac Day beheading plot 2015
Three Melbourne men were charged over a plan to behead a police officer on Anzac Day in 2015.
Mother’s Day Bomb May 2015
A 17-year-old boy who planned to detonate bombs at a Mother’s Day event in Melbourne was foiled after police raided his home in May.
Victorian crime gangs
2016 African crime gangs – Victoria Police noticed youth offending “go to a new level” in 2016, and the State Government responded by:
· adding resources to the gangs squad and special operations group
· recruiting 3,135 additional frontline police
· funding an intelligence system, bulletproof vehicles and other technology and resources. 
Quote from Mr Hussan, who runs the Youth Activating Youth program
“We seemingly don’t have an African gang problem — what we do have is young people who are disadvantaged, who are disengaged, a young cohort who are coming together that are causing this mischievous activity,”
The proportion of Sudanese offenders was six times higher than might be expected for the number of Sudanese-born people living in Victoria, which was around 8,000 in 2016.
A 2016 study of young refugees (more than 60 per cent African heritage) found that school completion rates for refugee students are significantly lower (62 per cent) than for other Australians (86 per cent).
The African gang “myth”
10 more examples of African gang attacks.