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Home Affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo says AI terminators, climate change and rising fascism amid new security risks

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated October 14 2020 - 6:49am, first published October 13 2020 - 10:45pm
The Home Affairs Department secretary, Mike Pezzullo. Picture: Jamila Toderas.

The head of one of Australia's most powerful federal departments has called for a "shared responsibility" of security among government and the public, citing new risks including the rise of fascism, the spread of misinformation, climate change and even the possibility of a Terminator AI threat.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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