Bankstown: Public Seminar on Sedition and other laws Print E-mail
Sunday, 18 December 2005


Public Seminar New Anti-Terror Laws:

What do they mean for Muslim communities?


  • What are the implications of these new anti-terror laws for the Muslim community?
  • What do the new sedition offences mean?
  • Will we still be allowed to say Iraqis have the right to resist occupation?
  • Will we be allowed to comment on and criticise government policy?
  • What impact do the new charity related offences have for people who may inadvertently give money to the wrong people, and what does it mean for my organisation?
  • What about the new ability for the Government to ban organisations on the basis that they "advocate" terrorism?


This seminar, directed towards Muslim organisations, activists as well as individuals, will provide an opportunity to find out exactly what these laws mean in practice and how they will affect people’s day-to-day lives.


AMCRAN has invited Lecturer Dr Ben Saul from UNSW and Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law to address the public seminar about these issues. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions.


Venue: Acacia Room, Bankstown Town Hall
Cnr Rickard and Chapel Roads
Bankstown NSW 2200
Date: Saturday 17 December 2005
Time: 2.00 am to 6.00 pm
Cost: Gold coin donation at the door to cover cost of venue and afternoon tea.


While individuals are more than welcome to attend, priority will be given to representatives of organisations. However registration is a must for everyone as places are limited – please do so early.

Download registration details here.


About Dr Ben Saul


Dr. Ben Saul has extensive expertise in public international law. He has a PhD in law from Oxford University, and he has extensive experience working with grassroots projects and community work. He has worked on important campaigns such as those for the rights of Guantanamo Bay detainees and that for refugees under Australian law. He is one of Australia’s foremost experts on the subject of the sedition and the anti-terror laws. He has appeared in international and national media on issues such as refugees, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the Middle East conflict.


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