Suspected French extremist caught entering Australia

A series of new policy measures have been introduced in Australia to tighten the screening regime against EU nationals, especially those from France and Belgium, according to The Australian newspaperA suspected French extremist carrying cans of chemical mace was caught trying to enter Australia two days after the Paris terror attacks, officials revealed on Wednesday, with security screening of travellers from Europe tightened up. Attorney-General George Brandis said the French national was detained at Melbourne airport on November 15 after arriving from the Middle East and deported. “There was an intervention by Australian Border Force including its counter-terrorism unit,” Brandis told ABC radio.

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