Submission to the COAG Review of Australia's Counter-Terrorism Legislation 2012 - October 2012

Although terrorism has been a problem for hundreds of years, the Twin Towers attack in New York and the London and Bali bombings led to the passage of a great deal of legislation which might have been justified if the problem, like a war, could be expected to be concluded in a few years. However, it is plain—indeed, it was always plain— that terrorism is not going away. It is time to consider which of the laws we have passed should be kept, which modified, and which should be repealed.

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