Australians should have same rights as Canadian, UK, German and NZ citizens. Unlike their British, Canadian or German counterparts, Australian judges have little if any power to subject the unprecedented anti-terrorism laws to judicial scrutiny. And in the very limited circumstances where judicial scrutiny of such laws is possible, Australian courts cannot examine their compatibility with any human rights instrument.
Read the full article by Christopher Michaelsen.
An article by Christopher Michaelsen who, at the time of writing this article, was a doctoral scholar at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University, and a legal adviser to Civil Liberties Australia.