Tag: national security

The Dangers of Sunsets in National Security

Jessie-Nic photo 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

Public-Sector Whistleblowing and the Implied Freedom of Political Communication

RECENT POHOT - IMG_6847BY 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

An Australian Perspective on the UK Human Rights Act Debate

person portraitBY 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

The limits of preventive lawmaking

Tulich photoBY 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

Revoking citizenship for engagement in terrorist activity weakens Australian citizenship for no positive end

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 6.07.57 pmBY 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

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