ASIO's unprecedented detention powers have led to no prosecutions and should be repealed, research led by UNSW Scientia Professor George Williams has found.
ASIO's powers are exceptional and deeply troubling. The detention in secret of non-suspects is more consistent with the apparatus of a police state and they should be repealed, writes George Williams.
Australia needs laws for the investigation and prosecution of terrorism. However, we should not retain ineffective legislation that has been discredited overseas, writes George Williams.