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Preventative detention in Australian law : issues of interpretation

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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by Claire Macken
This article examines the statutory interpretation of terms in Div 105 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) . This division is the regime for preventative detention orders (PDOs), an Executive order permitting a person to be taken into custody and deprived of his/her personal liberty for the purpose of either preventing an imminent terrorist act or preserving evidence of a past terrorist act. The organisation of this article corresponds with three key features of a PDO from this description: "detention"; "Executive"; and "preventative purpose". To consider the interpretation of Div 105 , this article relies on statutory principles of interpretation, and most notably, the recent authority of Thomas v Mowbray (2007) 81 ALJR 1414 [PDF] ; [2007] HCA 33.

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Journal

Criminal law journal

Volume

32

Issue

2

Pagination

71 - 89

Publisher

Lawbook Co.

Location

Sydney, N.S.W.

ISSN

0314-1160

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2008, Lawbook Co.

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