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Lessons from a decade of Australian anti-terror law

Australia has experienced a turbulent ten years of enacting new anti-terror laws as a response to the UN Security Council and attacks overseas. These laws are of unprecedented reach, and provide powers and sanctions that were unthinkable prior to September 11.

A decade on, George Williams AO, one of Australia's leading constitutional lawyers and public commentators, drew lessons from this experience both for Australia and the ongoing task of protecting the community from terrorism at the Lowy Lecture on 31 August 2011.

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