BY KEIRAN HARDY
In August 2019, the intelligence officer known as Witness K indicated he would plead guilty to a conspiracy charge under s 39 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (Cth) (ISA). That section prohibits the disclosure of information … Read the rest
BY JESSIE BLACKBOURN AND NICOLA MCGARRITY
The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (the Monitor), Roger Gyles QC, is currently undertaking a review into the coercive questioning and detention powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). These powers are subject … Read the rest
BY DANIELLE IRELAND-PIPER
Albert Einstein is reported to have observed that ‘the world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.’ Einstein reminds us of the importance … Read the rest
BY GEORGE WILLIAMS
The long-running debate over the future of the UK Human Rights Act has reverberated around the common law world, indeed all the way to Australia.
This is because the Act is more than just an instrument of … Read the rest
BY TAMARA TULICH
Australia’s recent responses to the threat posed by ‘foreign fighters’ highlights a key issue raised by anti-terror lawmaking since September 11: how far can—and should—Parliament go in legislating to prevent acts of terrorism?
Prevention of terrorism
Prevention … Read the rest
BY ALEX REILLY and PETER BURDON
This post is the third in a special series providing expert analysis of the several dimensions of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and … Read the rest