Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stated “We have the finest security and intelligence services in the world.”
The Minister For Justice stated: “Since 2014 when the terrorism threat level was raised to ‘probable’, we have been working closely and diligently with our agencies to give them the resources and powers they need to deal with this threat… Since 2014, 70 people have been charged as a result of 31 counter-terrorism operations around the country.”
Combining the successful (7) and unsuccessful (31) terrorist plots, that’s a total of thirty-eight. Seven out of thirty-eight equals about 18.4%. That is, 18.4% of terrorist attacks against Australia in the specified period have been successful.
If 18.4% of terrorist plots in Australia succeed, how can Turnbull say we have the finest security and intelligence services in the world?