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Jessie Blackbourn

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28 Sep 2016
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Introduction

The enactment of a vast number of new and increasingly innovative antiterrorism laws has been a feature of the legislative landscape in Australia in the years since the terrorist attacks on the United States of America (‘US’) on September 11, 2001. The...

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22 Oct 2015
65

George Brandis’s latest anti-terror laws will be presented to parliament next month. How well do they balance civil liberties and security?

Attorney-general George Brandis’s announcement last week that a fifth set of counter-terrorism laws will be introduced into parliament next month came as...

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Article

13 Nov 2014
79

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus has pointed to Britain’s parliamentary oversight of security agencies as a way of moderating Australia’s latest security laws.

IN A SERIES of unusual moves over the past couple of weeks, Labor has exhibited what looks like a degree of...

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24 Jul 2014
113

The Coalition’s new security legislation shows that it hasn’t learnt the lessons of twelve years of terrorism law-making

When attorney-general George Brandis announced new national security legislation last week, Australia entered a new phase of anti-terrorism law-making.

As its title suggests, the...

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4 Apr 2014
74

The federal government’s plan to abolish the permanent security oversight body is based on a flawed reading of its role, argue Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity.

WHEN Tony Abbott outlined the content of the government’s first “repeal day” – “the biggest...

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