Terrorism and War Archive

 

 

Since the September 11 attack, terrorism has become an important issue and is the subject of one of the Centre's projects.

 

 

  2013  
Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity write for Inside Story on reform to Australia's anti-terror laws (23 May 2013)  
George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on independent reports on Australia's anti-terror laws (21 May 2013)  
Jessie Blackburn and Nicola McGarrity write for the Drum on COAG and anti-terrorism laws (15 May 2013)  
George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the CIA’s torture program (22 April 2012)  
Fergal Davis writes in the Conversation on the definition of terrorism (8 January 2013)  
  2012  
Andrew Lynch reviews ‘The 9/11 Effect’ by Kent Roach in Legal Studies  

Jessie Blackbourn,  Fergal Davis and Natasha Taylor publish research on academic and legislative definitions of terrorism in Statute Law Review

 

Lisa Burton, Fergal Davis, Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity, Tamara Tulich, Rebecca Welsh and George Williams make a submission to the COAG Counter-Terrorism Review (21 September 2012)

 
Lisa Burton, Andrew Lynch, Tamara Tulich, Rebecca Welsh and George Williams make a Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor on control orders and preventative detention orders (10 September 2012)  
Lisa Burton, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams make a Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor on ASIO powers (3 September 2012)  

Jessie Blackbourn, Fergal Davis, Jennifer Goh, Keiran Hardy, Nicola McGarrity  and George Williams make a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into National Security Reforms (1 Augist 2012)

 
  2010  
Nicola McGarrity surveys terrorism trials in “Testing’ our counter-terrorism laws: the prosecution of individuals for terrorism offences in Australia’ (2010) 34 Criminal Law Journal 92  
Counter-Terrorism and Beyond: The Culture of Law and Justice After 9/11 edited by Nicola McGarrity, Andrew Lynch and George Williams is now available from Routledge  
Andrew Lynch makes a supplementary submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee Inquiry on the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010 arguing that amendments to State referral legislation is not necessary before the Commonwealth can amend anti-terrorism laws in Part 5.3 of the Criminal Code  
Emily Collett and Centre staff make a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill 2010  
Christopher Michaelsen writes in the Canberra Times on Australia`s anti-terrorism laws  
Andrew Lynch considers the Commonwealth’s Counter-Terrorism White Paper on ABC’s The Drum  
Andrew Lynch speaks on ABC’s Radio Australia about the sentencing of five men convicted of terrorism crimes  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed about the jailing of five Sydney men for terrorism offences on SBS World News Australia and ABC Radio’s PM program  
 

2009

 
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on Triple J’s ‘Hack’ program about the future of Guantanamo Bay  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on BBC World Service and Radio 2SER about the conviction in the NSW Supreme Court of five men for terrorism offences  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed in The Guardian about the use of suppression orders in terrorism trials  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed in Lawyers Weekly about proposed changes to the counter-terrorism laws  
Andrew Lynch evaluates the Commonweath`s Discussion Paper on amendments to National Security Laws on Inside Story  
Christopher Michaelsen criticises the limited ambition of the government`s Discussion Paper on changes to anti-terrorism law in the Canberra Times  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on ABC news about proposed reforms to counter-terrorism laws  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on ABC Radio South West Victoria Breakfast about the arrest of several Victorian men for terrorism offences  
Nicola McGarrity writes in The Age about proposed changes to the counter-terrorism laws  
Andrew Lynch discusses change to anti-terrorism laws in the Sydney Morning Herald  
Nicola McGarrity and George Williams write in the Australian on anti-terror law proposals  
Nicola McGarrity discusses proposed changes to Australia`s counter-terrorism laws in The Associated Press  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on ABC's Lateline program about proposed changes to Australia's counter-terrorism laws  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on ABC Radio's Late Night Live program about the proposed National Security Legislation Monitor  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on 3CR 855 AM Community Radio about the National Security Legislation Monitor  
Nicola McGarrity and Andrew Lynch write in the Australian Financial Review about the National Security Legislation Monitor  
Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams publish article entitled ‘The Proscription of Terrorist Organisations in Australia’ in the Federal Law Review  

Andrew Lynch and Nicola McGarrity evaluate the new National Security Legislation Monitor Bill on Inside Story

 
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on the ABC’s ‘AM’ program about the proscription of terrorist organisations  
Ben Golder, Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity and Christopher Michaelsen make a submission to the National Human Rights Consultation Committee on national security and terrorism and the protection of human rights  
Andrew Lynch publishes a casenote on Thomas v Mowbray in the Melbourne University Law Review  
Nicola McGarrity writes in Inside Story about plans to expand police powers in New South Wales  
Andrew Lynch reviews ‘Counter-terrorism: Democracy’s Challenge’ (edited by A Bianchi & A Keller) for the Law and Politics Book Review  
Andrew Lynch writes an analysis of the Clarke Inquiry on the Haneef Case for Inside Story  
Edward Santow writes a piece entitled “A Christmas truce in the war on terror” for Australian Policy Online  
 

2008

 
Nicola McGarrity delivers paper at the 25th Annual Law and Society Conference ‘W(h)ither Human Rights’ at the University of Sydney entitled ‘The Future of Guantanamo Bay’  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on the ABC 7:30 Report about the report of the Clarke Inquiry into the Case of Dr Mohamed Haneef  
Nicola McGarrity publishes article entitled ‘Review of the proscription of terrorist organisations: What role for procedural fairness?’ in the Australian Journal of Administrative Law  
Andrew Lynch writes for Inside Story on the significance of David Hicks breaking his silence on control orders  
Andrew Lynch considers the relative importance of the respective inquiries into the Haneef and Ul-Haque affairs for The Australian  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on the ABC’s ‘PM’ program on Guantanamo Bay  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on ABC News Radio about the AFP’s decision not to seek to extend David Hicks’ control order  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on ABC’s ‘PM’ program about the right of Guantanamo Bay detainees to seek writs of habeas corpus  
Nicola McGarrity writes in Inside Story about detention in Guantanamo Bay and writs of habeas corpus  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on ABC’s ‘AM’ programme on terror laws  
Nicola McGarrity interviewed on Radio National’s ‘Rear Vision’ programme on Australia`s counter-terrorism laws  
Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams make a supplementary submission to the Clarke Inquiry into the Case of Dr Mohamed Haneef  
Nicola McGarrity appears on ABC’s Law Report program regarding the Benbrika terror trial  
Andrew Lynch writes in the Australian Financial Review on terrorism laws  
Nicola McGarrity writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on defining terrorism  
Andrew Lynch delivers a paper on the case of an Australian Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws at the Federal Criminal Law Conference, Sydney 5 September 2008  
Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams make a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Inquiry into the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Laws Bill 2008 [No 2]  
Andrew Lynch and Nicola McGarrity write for Australian Policy Online on the need for a public inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the rendition of Mamdouh Habib  

Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity and George Williams make a submission to the Clarke Inquiry into the case of Dr Mohamed Haneef

 
 

2007

 
Edwina MacDonald and George Williams write in the Griffith Review on Combating Terrorism  

Andrew Lynch responds to reports of the new Commonwealth government’s new approach to national security in Australian Policy Online

 

Andrew Lynch and George Williams discuss the legislative response of the Howard government to the threat of terrorism in a special edition of Chain Reaction on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights

 
Andrew Lynch discusses the reaction to the Court of Appeal's overturning of Jack Thomas' conviction in August last year in the Adelaide Law Review  
Andrew Lynch considers the Federal Court decision overturning the Immigration Minister's revocation of Dr Haneef's visa in the Age  
Andrew Lynch argues the Haneef case highlights the error in `balancing` rights against security in the Australian  
Centre Director Professor George Williams writes in the Australian on the need for an inquiry into the Haneef case  

Andrew Lynch discusses the Haneef affair on ABC Radio’s Law Report

 

Centre visitor, Lawrence McNamara, writes on the Haneef charge for the Australian

 
Andrew Lynch considers the terrorism charge against Dr Mohamed Haneef in the Age  
Andrew Lynch considers the Commonwealth government’s record on anti-terrorism in the Courier-Mail  
Centre staff make a submission to the NSW Ombudsman’s Office Review of Parts 2A and 3 of the Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002 (NSW)  

Centre staff make a submission in response to the Attorney-General’s Department’s Discussion Paper on ‘Material that Advocates Terrorist Acts’

 
Centre Director Professor George Williams speaks on ABC Radio National`s Perspective on anti-terror laws  
Centre Director Professor George Williams and Edwina MacDonald write in the Age and Courier Mail on the charging of David Hicks  
Centre Director Professor George Williams speaks on the World Today about the trial of David Hicks  
Centre Director Professor George Williams appears on ABC Television`s Lateline on the trial of David Hicks  
Edwina MacDonald and Centre Director Professor George Williams write in the Courier Mail, Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun on Hicks' guilty plea  
Andrew Lynch writes in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age on the significance of David Hicks`s guilty plea  
Andrew Lynch discusses the present status of Jack Thomas – the man subject to Australia’s first control order on ABC Radio National  
Andrew Lynch and Alexander Reilly publish ‘The Constitutionality Validity of Terrorism Orders of Control and Preventative Detentionin the Flinders Journal of Law Reform  
Andrew Lynch publishes ‘Legislating with Urgency – the Enactment of Anti-Terrorism Act [No 1] 2005in the Melbourne University Law Review  
Submission made to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the Criminal Code Act 1995  
 

2006

 
Andrew Lynch and Centre Director Professor George Williams write in the Australian on the making and review of anti-terrorism laws  
Edwina MacDonald and Centre Director Professor George Williams write in Uniken on academic freedom in the age of terror  
Edwina MacDonald and Centre Director Professor George Williams prepare a paper on terrorism and criminal law in Australia for the 10th International Criminal Law Congress in Perth  

Andrew Lynch comments on media coverage of the Victorian Court of Appeal's quashing of Jack Thomas' conviction in Lawyers Weekly

 
Andrew Lynch considers the results of Amnesty’s Anti-Terrorism Legislation Community Survey on Australian Policy Online  

Andrew Lynch and Edwina MacDonald write in the Australian Financial Review on the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Thomas case

 
'Use of overseas evidence in terrorism offences: The implications of the Commonwealth's new scheme for defendants and the courts' Australian Bar Review (August 2006)  
'Balancing National Security and Human Rights: Assessing the Legal Response of Common Law Nations to the Threat of Terrorism' (2006) 8 Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 43-62 (March 2006)  
George Williams and David Hume write on new federal interception powers over email and SMS in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age (3 April 2006)  
Andrew Lynch writes in the Canberra Times about the process being adopted when legislating on terrorism  
George Williams and intern SMS interception laws in the Herald Sun, Mercury and Courier Mail  
Submission made to United Nations Study on Human Rights Compliance while Countering Terrorism (Australa)  
Submission made to the International Commission of Jurists Eminent Jurist Panel Inquiry into Australia`s Counter-Terrorism Laws  
Submission made to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee Inquiry on Telecommunications (Interception) Amendment Bill 2006  
Centre Submission to Security Legislation Review Committee on 2003 Anti-Terrorism Legislation  
 

2005

 
Centre Submission to the Senate Inquiry on the Anti-Terrorism Bill discussed in The Age
Andrew Lynch comments on the role played by last week’s urgent legislation in the terrorism arrests in the Sydney Morning Herald
Andrew Lynch discusses the significance of the terrorism raids and arrests for the debate over new laws in the Canberra Times
Andrew Lynch discusses the new Anti-Terrorism Act (No 1) on the ABC`s The 7.30 Report
Andrew Lynch comments on the emergency passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act (No 1) in the Sydney Morning Herald
Andrew Lynch writes for The Age on the use by Australian courts of evidence gained through torture
Briefing on Sedition Offences in the Anti-Terrorism Bill 2005
George Williams speaks on ABC Radio`s Law Report on proposed anti-terror laws
Andrew Lynch discusses the new terrorism laws on Radio National Breakfast`s Friday Panel)

George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald , The Age and Courier Mail on Australian and UK terror laws

Andrew Lynch discusses the effect of the planned Video Link Evidence Bill upon the rights of a defendant in a terrorism prosecution for CCH Premium News website
George Williams, speaks on ABC Radio`s AM and ABC TV`s Lateline on the Constitution and terror laws
Ben Saul’s examines the impact of proposed sedition laws on the media in The Australian
Submission made to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on Law and Justice Legislation Amendment (Video Link Evidence and Other Measures) Bill 2005
Ben Saul argues in The Age that new sedition laws will undermine free speech
Ben Saul writes for the Sydney Morning Herald on Without Safeguards, New Laws are Suspect
Ben Saul writes for The Australian on overseas terrorism laws
Centre Director writes in the Australian Financial Review on the proposal for new Australian counter-terrorism laws
Ben Saul writes on briefing on September 2005 terrorism laws)
Ben Saul reviews The Torture Papers and Centre Associate Ben Golder reviews two books on Guantanamo in the Sydney Law Review
Andrew Lynch and Ben Saul discuss the possible ramifications of the Commonwealth's proposal to create an offence of inciting political violence in The Australian
Centre Associate Ben Golder reviews Elaine C Hagopian (ed), Civil Rights in Peril: The Targeting of Arabs and Muslims for Current Issues in Criminal Justice

Centre Associate Ben Golder talks on the symbolic politics of counter-terrorism legislation at the Critical Legal Conference 2005, University of Kent at Canterbury

Andrew Lynch argues in The Age that public polling demonstrates the willingness to strike a proper balance between national security and our existing freedoms

Centre Director writes for Borderlands e-journal on Balancing National Security and Human Rights: Lessons from Australia (Vol 4 No 1 2005)

Andrew Lynch writes on the significance of the London bombings for legal responses to terrorism in The Age (9 July 2005) and the Courier-Mail

Centre Director delivers Fulbright Public Lecture at the University of Melbourne on Balancing National Security and Human Rights: Lessons from Australia. Extract published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Adelaide Advertiser and The Age

Ben Saul speaks on Torture Degrades Us All at International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty Internationaland the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors
Centre Director and Devika Hovell provide advice to Dick Smith on whether David Hicks could be charged under Australian law

Devika Hovell writes on International Law, Terrorism and the Use of Force in the new special edition of the University of New South Wales Law Journal (Vol 27/2 2005)

Centre Director speaks on ABC Radio`s PM and writes with Ben Saul in the Sydney Morning Herald and Courier Mail about extending ASIO`s anti-terrorism powers
Bill of Rights Project Director Ben Saul writes on torture for the Sydney Morning Herald (18 May 2005)

Submission made to Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on National Security Information Legislation Amendment Bill 2005

Submission made to Parliamentary Joint Committee on ASIO, ASIS and DSD on Questioning and Detention Powers

Ben Golder and Centre Director write for On Line Opinion on The Tricky Problem of Defining Terrorism

 

2004

Devika Hovell writes in The Age on Prosecution of David Hicks by Australian courts
Centre Director writes for NewMatilda.com on Speak No Evil