Counter-Terrorism Law in Australia: New Paradigms in Criminal Law
S Bronitt, 'Counter-Terrorism Law in Australia: New Paradigms in Criminal Law' in Zhao Binzhi (ed), Toward Scientific Criminal Law Theories (Law Press (Beijing, China), Beijing 2015) 610-630
Posted: 5 Nov 2015
Date Written: October 2015
There is always a trade-off between the rights of an individual and the safety of the community. We will never sacrifice our freedoms in order to defend them but we will not let our enemies exploit our decency either. We need to give our agencies these powers to protect our community. - T Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia, National Security Statement, Canberra, 23 February 2015.
Ultimately, it will not be the CT (counter-terrorism) Laws that deter and prevent terrorism, if that outcome is realistic at all, but much broader and deeper elements and dynamics of Australian and international society that include as just one formed part the counter - terrorism laws. - B Walker, Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Annual Report 2011 (2012), p. 13.
JEL Classification: K00
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