Australian deradicalisation helpline Step Together receives ‘around five calls in two months’

Australian deradicalisation helpline Step Together receives ‘around five calls in two months’, by James Thomas.

A multi-million-dollar government helpline set up to support people worried their family or friends may be at risk of violent extremism appears to be failing to gain traction. …

Costing $3.9 million over three years, the initiative is part of a $47 million program designed to fight radicalisation following the murder of NSW police accountant Curtis Cheng. …

One source, who spoke to the ABC on condition of anonymity, said: “It costs millions, but only a few people have called it. One call was a wrong number, the other was a parent worried their kid was dating a Muslim.”

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