Aus must preserve legal protections despite real threat of terrorism, academic warns


A Victorian-based professor of law has warned that national counterterrorism measures should not erode the “essential tenets” of Australia’s legal system.

Days after the arrest of a man alleged to have been planning a New Year’s terrorist attack in Melbourne last week, Deakin University’s Professor Sandeep Gopalan has called for caution in the way that laws and institutions are adapted to respond to the national threat of terrorism.

Justice 5e white LLLL“The risk that lone-wolf actors – inspired by a myriad of hateful ideologies – pose to innocent civilians will have to be tackled without sacrificing the…

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