greeney2 wrote:What acts of terrorism have occured on Austrailian soil?
Off the top of my head ...
The following actual attacks either happened in Australian territory, were targeted against Australia, or involved a substantial number of Australian casualties.
Sydney Hilton bombing
On 13 February 1978, a bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, which was hosting the first Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting. Two garbage collectors and a police officer were killed and eleven others were injured. As a result of the bombing, ASIO's powers and budget were greatly expanded. It was also a motivation for the formation of the Australian Federal Police.
Turkish consulate bombing
On 23 November 1986, a car bomb exploded in a carpark beneath the Turkish Consulate in South Yarra, Victoria, killing the bomber who failed to correctly set up the explosive device. Levon Demirian, a Sydney resident with links to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, was charged over the attack and served 10 years.2002 Bali bombings
Occurred on 12 October 2002 in the tourist district of Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. The attack was the deadliest act of terrorism in the history of Indonesia or Australia, killing 202 people, of whom the largest portion (88) were Australians. A further 240 people were injured.Australia has been a direct target most notably in the 2004 Australian embassy bombing in Jakarta, Indonesia,