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Legal News
19 Aug 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Australian rights group Civil Liberties Australia (CLA) [advocacy website] on Wednesday sharply criticized [press release] the government's proposed reforms [materials] to Australia's national security and anti-terrorism legislation. Last week, Australian Attorney General Robert McClelland [official website] released a 452-page discussion paper [text, PDF] detailing the proposed changes, including "providing … [read more]


Legal News
23 Dec 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Australian Attorney General Robert McClelland [official website] said Tuesday that the government will reform anti-terrorism legislation [press release] in accordance with the recommendations [text] of a report [text, PDF] into the case of Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive; timeline] which concluded that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) [official … [read more]


Professional Commentary
3 Feb 2008

Max Jeganathan [spokesperson, Civil Liberties Australia]: "Civil Liberties Australia unequivocally and unconditionally rejects Mr Keelty's call for media restrictions on coverage relating to all and any operations by the Australian Federal Police Force. Clearly, the arms of law enforcement and the judicial process need to operate freely and impartially without … [read more]


Legal News
20 Dec 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The Australian Federal Court on Friday local time upheld a decision [text] to reinstate the work visa of Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive], who was detained by Australian authorities in July in connection with July's attempted UK car bomb terror attacks [JURIST report]. Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Australian prosecutors dismissed a terrorist training charge against Izhar Ul-Haque [CagePrisoners profile] Monday after the New South Wales Supreme Court found that two officials belonging to the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) [official website] had violated his rights by kidnapping and falsely imprisoning him. Judge Michael Adams found that … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2007
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] An Australian government solicitor Wednesday filed an appeal [case summary] contesting last month's Federal Court of Australia decision [text; JURIST report] to reinstate the work visa of Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive], who was detained by Australian authorities in July in connection with July's attempted UK car bomb … [read more]


Legal News
21 Aug 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] The Federal Court of Australia ruled [text] Tuesday that Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Kevin Andrews improperly revoked the work visa of Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive], who was detained by Australian authorities last month in connection with the attempted UK car bomb terror attacks [JURIST report]. Andrews revoked … [read more]


Legal News
8 Aug 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive], who was detained by Australian authorities last month in connection with the attempted UK car bomb terror attacks [JURIST report], on Wednesday appealed the decision of Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Kevin Andrews to revoke Haneef's work visa [JURIST report] and place Haneef … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Australian Prime Minister John Howard [official profile] Friday rejected calls for an independent judicial inquiry into the Australian government's handling of the terror case against Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive], calling it a political "stunt" [transcript] by opposition Labour Party leader Kevin Rupp [official profile]. During an interview … [read more]


Legal News
1 Aug 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty [official profile] Wednesday indicated that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigation of Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive] was "far from complete," adding that the AFP may still submit a new brief of evidence against Haneef to prosecutors. Keelty's comments followed the Tuesday … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Australian Prime Minister John Howard [official profile] refused to apologize for the Australian government's handling of Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive] Monday, saying that it had not "victimized" Haneef despite holding him as a terrorist suspect for 25 days. Haneef was detained while trying to leave the country … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST Australian Immigration and Citizenship Minister Kevin Andrews [official website] told reporters Saturday that the Australian government has given Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive] permission to leave Australia, reversing a previous decision to place the former terror suspect under home detention [BBC report]. Haneef's transfer to home detention followed … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Australian Director of Public Prosecutions Damian Bugg [official profile] ordered the dismissal of a terror charge [JURIST report] against Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive] Friday. Bugg said that after personally reviewing all materials [JURIST report] in the case, there was insufficient evidence [press release] to establish that Haneef … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Australian Director of Public Prosecutions Damian Bugg [official profile] said Wednesday that he is reviewing [press release] "all the available material" concerning UK terror suspect Dr. Mohammad Haneef as developments in the case warrant such a review. The Australian government has charged Haneef with providing "reckless material support" to … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Australian Attorney General Philip Ruddock [official profile] said Tuesday that the Australian government is considering whether to toughen existing terror laws following a Monday ruling by a magistrate granting bail to UK terror suspect Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive]. Immigration and Citizenship Minister Kevin Andrews [official website] subsequently … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Lawyers and rights groups joined in criticism of Australia's continued detention of UK terror suspect Dr. Mohammad Haneef [JURIST news archive] Tuesday, saying that the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship's decision to revoke Haneef's work visa so that Haneef can remain detained despite being granted bail by a … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jul 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] The Australian Federal Police (AFP) [official website] Friday withdrew a motion seeking to hold for questioning an Indian doctor possibly linked with the failed UK car bomb attacks [JURIST report] an additional 72 hours without charges. Attorney General Philip Ruddock [official website] suggested that police may have withdrawn the … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] Former Australian High Court [official website] chief justice Sir Gerard Brennan [profile] Wednesday denounced anti-terrorism laws [text] being used to detain an Indian doctor [press release] believed to be connected to last week's attempted terror attacks [JURIST report] in London and Glasgow. Dr. Mohammed Haneef has been held in … [read more]

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