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With Reckless Abandon: Haneef And Ul-Haque In Australia's 'War On Terror', Mark Rix Jan 2008

With Reckless Abandon: Haneef And Ul-Haque In Australia's 'War On Terror', Mark Rix

Sydney Business School - Papers

This brief paper considers the political and social implications of the manner in which Australia has prosecuted the so-called ‘war on terror’. It does this by investigating relevant aspects of Australia’s anti-terrorism legislation and the performance of Australian security and law enforcement agencies, namely, the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) and the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Focusing on the Haneef and Ul-Haque cases, the paper will consider how the political climate created by the former Federal Government’s legislative approach to the war on terror has influenced the performance of these organisations. By focusing on these two cases ...