This paper assesses the use of Commonwealth counter-terrorism laws, with regards to Australia's human rights obligations, counter‑terrorism obligations and international security obligations.
The report sets out:
- Matters of principle and general policy considered fundamental to the continuing scrutiny of Australia’s counter-terrorism and national security legislation (CT Laws);
- Questions raised by the existing CT Laws – whether they are effective criminal laws and contain appropriate human rights safeguards; and
- A provisional work agenda for the INSLM over the next year, in order to reach informed conclusions about the effectiveness and appropriateness of the CT Laws.