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Maintaining national security in an age of terrorism means that we, as citizens, are asked to relinquish certain individual rights and liberties in the name of public safety. Whether it is the retention of our telecommunications activities, ability to walk around our...
The personal network of Abu Gar, one man involved in last January's terrorist attack in Jakarta, shows how the communal conflicts in Ambon and Poso continue to haunt Indonesia.
This latest report from the Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), traces the violent...
The radicalisation of Australian citizens, and the decision by a small number to commit acts of extremist violence, has led to considerable community concern in recent years.
In NSW, there was the tragic December 2014 Martin Place Lindt Café siege 1 and the October...
A number of governments, including Australia’s, have proposed the revocation of citizenship as a means to deter engagement in terrorism. This lecture considers the political and legal context of these proposals and discuss their compatibility with international human rights standards.
Professor Charlesworth addresses the...
The “13/11” massacre reveals the scale of the ISIS threat. That makes a coherent response vital
“The bomber will always get through.” In the deep valley of the 1930s, a phrase used by the British conservative politician Stanley Baldwin came to stand for...
This paper argues that Australia would be wise to look outward and consider the lessons and experiences from other countries to determine how to best expand Australia’s existing deradicalisation programs.
In the coming years, Australia will face a cohort of violent...
This report is the result of exploratory research the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) commissioned the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI), Deakin University, to undertake. The study examines the nature of relations between parents and adolescents in newly-arrived migrant communities in...
This article examines Iraqi political developments in the last few years. It argues that unless a constitutional mechanism for proper dispersal of political powers across Iraq's regions and branches of its government is developed quickly, it may become too late for defeating Islamic State in...
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...
Multiculturalism is an ally not an enemy, argued Petro Georgiou in this speech to the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
THE ISSUE I propose to focus on tonight is this: is multiculturalism part of the solution to terrorism or part of the...