Title

Fear of freedom: anti-terrorism laws and the challenge to Australian democracy

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Rogers, N & Ricketts, A 2002, 'Fear of freedom: anti-terrorism laws and the challenge to Australian democracy', Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 7, pp. 149-175.

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The nature of the Australian government's proposed legislative response to terrorism is discussed in this article. The authors highlight the stifling impact of the proposed legislation on rights of peaceful protest and civil liberties in Australia. The proposed legislation creates a wide range of new offences with draconian penalties, despite the adequacy of existing criminal law. It also raises a number of significant constitutional issues.