Counter-Terrorism: Submission on Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill

On 11 September 2009, eight years after the events of the events of 11 September 2001, the HRLRC made a Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee regarding the Anti-Terrorism Laws Reform Bill 2009 (Cth). The submission notes that, in those eight years, the Australian Government has introduced 44 pieces of ‘anti terrorism’ legislation.  It further notes that, in the absence of a federal charter of rights, many of these laws have not been adequately assessed against, or counterbalanced by, human rights considerations and obligations.

Download the HRLC submission here.