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Antiterrorism Legislation in Australia: A Proportionate Response to the Terrorist Threat?

Michaelsen, Christopher


This article examines key provisions of Australia's antiterrorism legislation introduced in the aftermath of the 11 September attacks. Never before in history has Australia witnessed a comparable overhaul of national security legislation and the introduction of laws that significantly curtail civil liberties and fundamental freedoms. A question that thus needs to be addressed is whether or not Canberra's drastic legislative measures are justified by the severity of the terrorism threat to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
DOI: 10.1080/10576100590950138


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