AG speech - Port & maritime security and counter terrorism
Attorney General Philip Ruddock has released his speech addressed to the Port & Maritime Security and Counter Terrorism Summit held on 19/05/2006, Sydney.
Key issued addressed included:
threat of terrorist tactics against coastline, port or maritime interests and infrastructure;
national counter-terrorism measures including co-operative arrangements with other countries, the intelligence powers of our security agencies, and the investigative and detention powers of police;
striking a balance between the rights of the individual and the safety of the community and;
crafting anti-terrorism laws so they do not conflict with our international human rights law or our domestic human rights framework.
22 May, 2006