Australian officers guard a property being searched by counterterrorism investigators in Melbourne on November 10, 2018. File photo: AAP
Australian officers guard a property being searched by counterterrorism investigators in Melbourne on November 10, 2018. File photo: AAP
Rebecca Ananian-Welsh
Opinion

Opinion

Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Keiran Hardy

Since 9/11, Australia has imposed 92 counterterrorism laws. But at what cost?

  • No other nation can match the volume of Australia’s counterterrorism laws, many of which were passed with speed and minimal scrutiny
  • These laws have reshaped ideas about criminal responsibility, set it apart from its Five Eyes allies, strengthened a culture of secrecy and raised rights concerns

Australian officers guard a property being searched by counterterrorism investigators in Melbourne on November 10, 2018. File photo: AAP
Australian officers guard a property being searched by counterterrorism investigators in Melbourne on November 10, 2018. File photo: AAP
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