A young man in Ontario (not pictured) affiliated with incel culture has been charged with terrorism, which may pose problems for how we understand national security.
The decision to charge an incel youth with terrorism reinforces worrying trends in counterterrorism.
Some changes in the new security bill submitted to parliament last week are welcome, but others require careful scrutiny, especially when the rights of children are at stake.
Australia has enacted 20 new anti-terror laws since 2014. Several more bills have been introduced by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and are now before parliament.
Australia now has one of the most comprehensive ranges of anti-terrorism laws of any Western democracy. It's time to think creatively about solutions, rather than continually reworking old strategies.
If the bill is passed, Peter Dutton will have the authority to prevent an Australian citizen from re-entering Australia from overseas.
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Australia already has an extensive suite of anti-terrorism legislation, and the government hasn’t clarified what gap, if any, this new bill would fill.
The new anti-terror laws COAG has proposed for Australia go far beyond those in the UK.
Proposed new laws will restrict parole and bail to those merely associated in some way with terrorism, even when they have not be arrested for – or convicted of – a specific terrorism offence.
Police walk past Borough Market after the attack at London Bridge on June 3.
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It cuts shuts down the chance for dialogue.
After the London Bridge attack, there are calls to give the police more counter-terrorism powers.
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An outline of the ways laws to restrict the activities of terrorist suspects have evolved.
A terrorist attack in London in March left six people dead, including the perpetrator.
Terrorism laws contain extra hurdles to secure a conviction, so prosecutors and police may prefer to charge offenders with murder or assault in some cases.
David Cameron chairing a COBRA meeting in 2014.
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The government's crisis management committee sounds as if it can strike fast and effectively.
Press freedom in peril.
Two incidents have stressed the fragility of free speech in Britain in the face of police use of anti-terror legislation to seize materials from journalists and academics. The Independent has reported…
Not all universities are the same.
Universities are acutely aware of their role in preventing terrorism. Now the government has proposed a statutory duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill that will require universities, schools…
Open justice sometimes best served by secrecy.
Tim Crook and I agree that, ideally, for justice to be done, it must be seen to be done. We also agree that the media should be free to publish within the law and that we are all better off without Levesonian…