The Alford Report: seeking the balance for freedoms

In five years since 11 Sept 01, Australia has spent $10.4 billion on security, and Parliament has passed 50 new anti-terrorism laws. The Alford Report analyses the legislation, and asks: How can civil society scrutiny and parliamentary review swing momentum towards a less emotive balance point, where traditional freedoms and the rule of law weigh equally with secret power in the hands of the executive government, security forces and the police.

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