Counter terror experts fear Australia needs to reexamine its deradicalisation policy framework, saying it is unlikely to succeed.

Australian National University's Dr Clarke Jones said Australia's Live Safely Together program mirrored the Prevent strategy scrapped by the UK government in the wake of the Manchester bombings.

Dr Jones said policy framework branded "too top-down" and "toxic" overseas had been shown to alienate the very people governments aimed to reach.

The visiting fellow, who worked on national security programs with the federal government for 15 years, is working to secure funding for an expert hub based at ANU to support communities to co-design initiatives that build cohesion to mitigate young people's vulnerability to extremist ideology.

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