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Commonwealth brushed off ACT calls to denounce 'extremist' vaccination protesters amid terrorist threat comparison

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
February 26 2022 - 6:30pm
Police guard the front of Old Parliament House the day after violent protesters lit a fire which severely damaged the building's front portico. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The ACT's Police and Emergency Services Minister called on the federal government to condemn "extremist" anti-vaccination protesters twice, but was brushed off despite comparing the risk of the groups to terrorist organisations.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.