Dr Nicola McGarrity is a Senior Lecturer in Public and Criminal Law and the Director of the Terrorism Law Reform Project, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales. She has published extensively on Australian and international anti-terrorism law and policy, including the book, Inside Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials (2014, co-authored with Professors Andrew Lynch and George Williams). Nicola’s particular area of expertise is in the prosecution of terrorist suspects; this has been developed not only through Nicola’s research but also her experience as a barrister at the New South Wales and Victorian Bars. Most notably, Nicola spent the second half of 2010 appearing as defence counsel before the Victorian Supreme Court on behalf of one of five men accused of planning an attack on Holsworthy Army Barracks. Nicola has worked with a range of community and political organisations on advocacy campaigns relating to the reform of Australia’s anti-terrorism laws, and is often called upon to give background information and interviews for the hard copy and electronic media.
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