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Secrecy and Power in Australia’s National Security State

By Keiran Hardy, Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Nicola McGarrity. Australia has long been regarded as a leading liberal democracy, but our global reputationis declining. Extensive lawmaking in response to terrorism, combined with an entrenchedculture of government secrecy, has put our democracy… Continue Reading →


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Inside Australia’s Anti-terrorism Laws and Trials, by leading legal experts Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams, tracks developments since the nation’s first anti-terrorism laws were introduced in great haste and, as the authors observe, were stunning in scope and number. They claim latest laws introduced in 2014 were similarly extensive and controversial. Yet again, powers and sanctions once thought to lie outside the rules of a liberal democracy except during wartime have become part of Australian law.

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