this product is unavailable for purchase using a firm account, please log in with a personal account to make this purchase.

Select from any of the filters or enter a search term
Calendar
Calendar

In the face of terror

In the face of terror

By Mark Sullivan


Snapshot In response to the world terror threat changes to the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 (Cth) now allow ASIO to conduct covert operations that might otherwise breach law. Significant trust has been placed in the hands of the executive government. Oversight of such operations will prove challenging. In any event it is probable that the Australian public will likely never know. There is broad consensus that extremist groups pose a world terror threat. Consensus regarding a response to the terror threat is more problematic. There are those who are charged with protecting rule of law principles and there are others who are required to make operational judgments from within a rule of law framework. The question is to what extent rule of law principles can be accommodated given the nature of the terror threat. This is not the first time this question has been raised, nor is it likely to be the last. Achieving balance and proportionality within the parameters of the law remains the objective. The difficulty with planning a response rests with the extent to which liberal democratic systems of government are prepared to adopt measures that are inconsistent with our core values.

The content you are trying to access is exclusive to LIV members*

To access your exclusive member content please click the 'Already a Member' button below and you will be redirected automatically.

Not a member but would like to find out about the value of LIV membership? Click the 'Become a Member' button below or call our membership team on (03) 9607 9470.

*Note that some content may be exclusive to specific types of members. If you would like to inquire about your access please contact the membership team on (03) 9607 9470.