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Terror Laws

Terror Laws, ASIO, Counter-terrorism and the Threat to Democracy by Jenny Hocking

Associate Professor Jenny Hocking’s book is the first and only authoritative critique of the new Australian anti-terrorism laws.

Under the Howard government, Australia has gone further than any other western liberal democracy, including the US and UK, in allowing for the arrest and detention of non-suspects in the fight against terrorism. Any ordinary Australian who has no connection with terrorism may now be arrested, in secret, and detained by ASIO for up to a week or more.

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