Op-Ed: Proposed new anti-terror laws 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009

The new anti-terrorism laws recently announced by the Attorney-General Robert McClelland raise alarm bells. At face value a number ofproposed amendments look as though they roll back some of the excess of thecurrent laws – limits to the sedition offences, a right of appeal against the use of secret evidence, and minor clarifications of the meaning and scope of some terms and offences.


Media Release: Muslim Civil Rights Group concerned about new anti-terror law proposals
Friday, 14 August 2009


Sydney, 14 August 2009 - A Muslim Civil Rights Group today cautioned against the proposed anti-terrorism law amendments announced by the Attorney-General Robert McClelland. 

"While we welcome the proposal to limit the period of detention without charge, we are concerned about other proposals that seek to broaden the current regime of anti-terrorism laws in a way which exacerbates its flaws," said Dr Zachariah Matthews from the Australian Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Network (AMCRAN). 


Anti-terror laws guide now available for download
Monday, 14 July 2008

The third edition of Anti-Terror Laws: ASIO, the Police and You booklet is now available for download.


This series of publications answers general questions about Australia's anti-terrorism laws, including an explanation of the extended powers and functions of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Through the generous funding of the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, the UTS Law Faculty and the UTS Students' Association, we are now able to produce translated versions in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia and Urdu as well as the original English. This new edition includes minor corrections to some of the finer legal points and includes updates that describe the latest changes to the laws, including: the association offence, secrecy provisions, control orders, preventative detention and stop and search powers.


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