An attack on a bank or bank premises is an act of terrorism that should be treated as such.
But how should the government handle an incident involving a terrorist group or group of people that are likely to use this attack to advance their objectives?
The government has identified four groups and three persons that are most likely to be involved in such an attack: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the Taliban and the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network.
The Government has also identified a group that is known to have been behind an attack on the Parliament in Canberra in February and a number of other incidents in which the government has investigated, thwarted and disrupted attacks.
All four of these groups and individuals have engaged in violence in the past and pose a threat to Australia.
The government is also looking at the impact of these individuals on Australia’s public safety and security.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, a major regional power, has repeatedly claimed responsibility for terrorist attacks and has shown its capability to conduct operations in Australia.
Australia is also at risk of being targeted by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is a major security and intelligence organisation in the country.
The group is known for using a range of tactics and is known as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iran.
The IRGC is also active in Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen.
The Australian government has also raised concerns about the risk to Australians travelling to Iran for medical treatment, although there is no specific threat to Australian citizens.
Other potential threats include the Taliban, al-Qaida and other violent extremist groups, which have used the internet to spread their message of violence and destruction.
The Iranian Government is also known for its extensive involvement in violent anti-government demonstrations across the country, and has used these to advance its ideology and conduct activities that may be seen as destabilising or hostile to Australia, including in recent months, when it has taken action against Australian media organisations, including the ABC and SBS.
In December last year, Iran conducted a military exercise in which it deployed several strategic ballistic missiles in an attempt to challenge Australia.
Iran also threatened to attack Australia’s allies and the United States.
Australia has also been hit by a number more recent terrorist attacks, including one that killed two people at a shopping mall in Melbourne in July 2016.
The number of recent attacks on Australians has increased since the September 11 attacks, when a man driving a truck rammed a crowd of pedestrians on a Sydney street and then sped away.
On the same day, a man in Melbourne attacked a group of tourists at the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
An Australian-born Muslim who was born in Melbourne and has lived in Australia for more than 15 years, Ali Hamad was a former Australian soldier who had travelled to Afghanistan to fight with the Afghan National Army in 2001.
He was killed in a US air strike in 2003 and his body was recovered years later.
The man was known as a “devil-may-care” terrorist who had killed Australians and foreigners overseas and was known for his violent behaviour.
His name is also on a list of the world’s most wanted terrorists released by the US Department of Homeland Security last year.
Since then, the Australian government and security agencies have been concerned about a number incidents that have been linked to the Islamic State, but these incidents have so far been the exception rather than the rule.
According to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), the Islamic States has claimed responsibility in the recent attacks in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney.
It is not clear if the Islamic state group has specifically claimed responsibility, but its activities have been known to include attacks on targets in Sydney and Brisbane.
The most recent attack on Australian soil came on September 15 when a suspected ISIS member detonated an explosive device in the parking lot of a shopping centre in Sydney’s CBD.
A short time later, a bomb was detonated at the Australian Defence Force base in Darwin.
This attack on Sydney’s CityLink shopping centre was the second major attack on an Australian target in two months.
In the Brisbane suburb of Bundaberg, a vehicle was driven into pedestrians on the city’s south-western fringe on September 19.
The driver of the vehicle was shot dead and the attacker was apprehended.
The incident was the third such attack on Australians in a month and is likely to prompt further concern.
Australia’s security agencies are also working with the US and Australian authorities to identify individuals and groups that have expressed an interest in conducting an attack in Australia or overseas.
In March, the Federal Government announced a plan to beef up security measures at international airports, which included a heightened level of screening of passengers coming into the country from Australia and overseas.
Australian authorities have also begun to monitor the activities of individuals and organisations suspected of planning and participating in terrorism-related activities.
The Department of Defence has also set up a new Joint Counter Terrorism Centre, which has the authority to coordinate national security intelligence and information sharing across the various federal agencies and the