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This article explores the dynamic by which once exceptional measures become normalised and then extended to new extremes.
Since September 11, Australia’s federal Parliament has enacted a range of exceptional measures aimed at preventing terrorism. These measures include control orders, which...
Australia does need new anti-terror laws, but many of the measures being proposed by the Abbott government go far beyond what is required, according to this speech presented at the Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture 2014.
My topic today is one of...
In this article the authors address the impact which post-September 11 counter-terrorist legislation has had on human rights and civil liberties in a number of common law jurisdictions. The authors conclude that the counter-terrorist legislative regimes in the countries discussed in the article do impinge...
In this submission to the UN study of Australia’s counter-terrorism legislation and measures, under the purview of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism, Andrew Lynch, Ben Saul and George Williams respond to the main issues covered by the study in a question and...
In his Fulbright Public Lecture, delivered earlier this week at the University of Melbourne, George Williams looks at the lessons of Australia’s response to terrorism
THE THREAT of a terrorist attack has affected Australia’s political and legal landscape in ways that, four years ago,...