News & Events

August 2021

Phronesis Consulting and Training are proud and excited to announce that it is now an Institutional member of the Working Group on Children Recruited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups (CRTG Working Group).


June 2021

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe spoke to ABC Radio Melbourne about the importance of language and messaging when reporting on and talking about terrorism and violent extremism after the Victorian Coroner released findings that the Bourke Street attack was inspired by the Islamic State. What we say,a nd how we say it matters. To listen to the full interview, please follow the link https://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/ 


May 2021

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe participated in the Legalwise Seminar. The Seminar focused on the important conversations about terrorism and the rule of law in our courts and justice systems. To find out more information, please follow the link https://legalwiseseminars.com.au/course/?eventtemplate=1759-terrorism-offences-the-current-issues&event=7023 


April 2021

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe spoke with Canadian Intelligence Eh Podcaster, Phil Gurski about terrorists in prison, young offenders, and what can we do? To listen to the podcast please follow the link https://borealisthreatandrisk.com/podcast-85-peta-lowe-young-offenders/ 


6-7 April 2021

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe received a Certificate in Recognition for the invaluable contribution to the IIJ (International Institute of Justice and the Rule of Law) Juvenile Justice initiative: Second Ethiopia Online Workshop on Justice for Children in Terrorism cases.


31 March 2021

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe contributed a thought-provoking and insightful chapter in the 2021 ASPI Counter-Terrorism Yearbook. To read the full yearbook, please follow the link https://www.aspi.org.au/report/counterterrorism-yearbook-2021 


7-12 March 2021

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe participated as a Panelist at the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to discuss the Rule of Law and Juvenile Justice principles for children in a Counter-Terrorism context, raising awareness of issues relating to Violence Against Children recruited by terrorist and violent extremist groups: The Cycle of Victimisation in Kyoto, Japan. To find out more information please follow the link http://www.un-congress.org/Session/View/da91f2fd-5728-49e1-b8d3-d145e969c945 


12-27 January 2021

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe participated as a practitioner in the 1st International Symposium on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE) in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. A collaboration of perspectives and research to further P/CVE in the region.


January 2021

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe co-authored the Whitepaper: How a Full-Spectrum approach will address critical gaps in countering and preventing extremist and terrorist threats. Peta worked alongside 1st NAEF (1st Allied Expeditionary Force), to highlight concerns and propose a way forward. To read the full article, please follow the link https://1naef.org/media 


9-11 December 2020

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe participated in the discussion for IIJ's (International Institute for Justice) Justice Initiative: First Ethiopia Online workshop on Justice for Children in Terrorism cases. To find out more information about the initiative please follow the link https://theiij.org/events/iij-juvenile-justice-initiative-first-ethiopia-online-workshopon-justice-for-children-in-terrorism-cases/ 


9 December 2020

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe spoke with ASPI's (Australian Strategic Policy Insitute) Leanne Close, IEP's (Institute for Economics and Peace) Steve Killelea, Commander Sandra Booth and Dr Julian Droogan about the key findings in the Global Terrorism Index 2020. To find out more information about the discussion please follow the link https://app.livestorm.co/aspi/aspi-webinar-launch-global-terrorism-index-2020 


29 September 2020

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe was invited by the Federal Ministry of Justice and the Presidential Committee on Correctional Service Reforms and Decongestion in collaboration with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to speak with Judges, Attorney-General's, Justice and Detention Officials in Nigeria about good practice for reintegrating juvenile terrorism offenders.


September 2020

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe assisted the International Insitute for Justice and the Rule of Law, Malta, delivering training and workshops to International participants on rehabilitation and reintegration of juveniles engaged in violent extremism.


9-23 September 2020

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe spoke with Anne Speckhard, Director of ICSVE (International Centre for the study of Violent Extremism) to discuss Violent Extremism, Terrorism Prevention and Rehabilitation with juveniles. To listen to the full discussion please follow the link https://www.icsve.org/terrorism-prevention-intervention-and-rehabilitation-with-juveniles/ 


June 2020 

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe has been appointed as a Specialist Consultant for the Countering Violent Extremism Unit, The Commonwealth Secretariat. 


12 June 2020

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe will be presenting on the Legalwise Terrorism Offences Seminar in Sydney. Peta has been invited to present on assessment considerations for juvenile terrorism offenders in court. For more information about the seminar please follow the link https://legalwiseseminars.com.au/  


March 2020

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe participated and attended the launch of the ASPI Counterterrorism Yearbook 2020. The ASPI Counterterrorism Yearbook 2020 includes a chapter authored by our Principal Consultant Peta Lowe on Young people and Violent Extremism. To Listen to the launch podcast of the ASPI Counterterrorism Yearbook 2020 featuring Peta, follow the link https://www.aspi.org.au/news/counterterrorism-yearbook-2020-audio 


19-21 February 2020

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe presented on the Clariden Global 3rd Safety, Security, Counter-Terrorism and Counter Drones Forum "Uncovering Latest Threats and Devising Countermeasures to Improve Safety and Security" at the Pullman Sydney Hyde Park. Peta was invited to present on the latest ISIS and Jihad recruitment and radicalisation trends, particularly as they apply to young people and important lessons about the spread of extremism through deliberate and non-deliberate forces. For more information about the conference please follow the link http://claridenglobal.com/conference/counterterrorism-au/ 


19 November 2019

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe spoke with Step Together to talk about how we can all help in preventing the path to extremism. Peta's interview was recorded in the Step Together online blog. To read the full interview please follow the link https://steptogether.com.au/blog/preventing-the-path-to-extremism/


8-9 November 2019

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe presented at the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration conference, Justice for Young People: Identifying challenges and finding solutions for youth and children’s justice in Australia and New Zealand, in Melbourne. Peta presented on Young People and Violent Extremism, a session moderated by Ms Mel Walker, Accredited Criminal Law Specialist, Victoria. During this session Peta spoke about the factors which can influence young people to adopt or accept violent extremist beliefs and the risk factors associated with young people engaging in violent extremist behaviours, including legal implications within the Australian criminal justice context. For more information about the conference please follow the link http://www.justiceforyoungpeople.com.au/.


8 October 2019

Phronesis Principal Consultant Peta Lowe spoke with ABC Radio National Law Report host Damien Carrick about the factors which contributed to successful disengagement of juvenile violent extremists. For the full interview please follow the link https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lawreport/de-radicalising-young-terrorists-and-speech-pathology-in-cjs/11578642