In an effort to stop the radicalisation of the Australian youth, the New South Wales Government plans to spend $47 million.

Psychologists and former principals will come together and work with community leaders to form five specialist school teams. A non-government organisation will run a 24/7 community hotline so that people can report extremism.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the teams will cost around $15 million. The training for teachers and staff will start from the beginning of the 2016 session.

NSW Premier Mike Baird said 200 counsellors would be trained to identify students vulnerable to radicalisation.

"The community can know that this is the number to call if they have concerns or questions, and obviously the community hotline will have many answers or indeed be able to refer those parents or those community members concerned to appropriate services," the premier said in a press conference on Monday. "We need to understand how we can support mums and dads in engaging in this new challenge and also equipping them [so they] know what to look for, know how to respond, and a range of programs will be looked at to address that."

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Baird had discussed the measures with him. He said the measures initiated by the NSW Premier were “very important.”

"Whether we're talking about violent extremism, whether we're talking about violence against women,” the Australian PM said. “The answer to all of that is respect; and the younger you start talking about respect the better.”

The measures come one month after police accountant Curtis Cheng was shot by radicalised Sydney teenager Farhad Jabar outside NSW Police headquarters in Parramatta. Baird said he was working with the Muslim community after the incident. While the measures are a part of the election promise, the NSW government says the Parramatta incident accelerated it.

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