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Fear of freedom: anti-terrorism laws and the challenge to Australian democracy
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies
  • Nicole Rogers, Southern Cross University
  • Aidan Ricketts, Southern Cross University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Peer Reviewed
Peer-Reviewed
Abstract
The nature of the Australian government's proposed legislative response to terrorism is discussed in this article. The authors highlight the stifling impact of the proposed legislation on rights of peaceful protest and civil liberties in Australia. The proposed legislation creates a wide range of new offences with draconian penalties, despite the adequacy of existing criminal law. It also raises a number of significant constitutional issues.
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Rogers, N & Ricketts, A 2002, 'Fear of freedom: anti-terrorism laws and the challenge to Australian democracy', Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 7, pp. 149-175.