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Detaining Questions or Compromising Constitutionality? : The ASIO Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2003 (CTH)

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Carne, G (2004) Detaining Questions or Compromising Constitutionality? : The ASIO Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2003 (CTH). UNSW Law Journal, 27 (2). pp. 524-578. ISSN 0313-0096

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Abstract

The extensively amended Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2003 (Cth) (‘ASIO (Terrorism) Act 2003’), having first been introduced into Parliament in March 2002, was eventually passed after a Government ‘compromise’ aimed at achieving Opposition support. The final version of the legislation is remarkable not only because the Commonwealth Parliament has enacted a secret, renewable,incommunicado regime of detention and questioning of persons not suspected of any terrorism offence (for the purposes of the gathering of intelligence), but also because significant questions of constitutionality persist following the June 2003 amendments made to the Bill.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: UNSW Law Journal
Page Range: pp. 524-578
ISSN: 0313-0096
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2007 22:17
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:25
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2643
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