Australia to make it easier to deploy military for 'terrorist incidents'
SYDNEY - Australia's military will be more readily deployed to respond to "terrorist incidents" on home soil under proposed changes to laws announced by the government on Monday.
The government said in a statement that state and territory police forces remained the best first response, but the military could offer additional support to enhance their capabilities.
Australia has seen a series of "lone wolf" Islamist-inspired attacks, prompting a review of police tactics and the powers of state and federal authorities. REUTERS