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  • Location: The J, Noosa Junction, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

A lively and provocative event with author and journalist David Marr as moderator.

Terrorism and our sedition laws

Terrorism has never been far from the headlines since 9/11, 2001.  More than 40 anti-terror and sedition laws have subsequently been introduced in Australia - to safeguard our community. But will they ensure our safety? Will our democratic principles be trampled in the name of 'national security'?  Will they marginalise or radicalise our Islamic communities?  Is secret house arrest without charge, necessary in Australia?

Four observers of social justice enter the fray:

Julian Burnside QC, noted barrister and human rights advocate, describes the basic tenets of civil society that these sedition laws have taken from us.

Leigh Sales, author of Detainee OO2, reveals the effect of anti-terror laws on the David Hicks trial.

Hedley Thomas, former journalist with The Australian and five times Walkley award winner, tells how the laws led to the arrest, detention and extradition of Indian born doctor, Mohammed Haneef.

George Williams, Professor of Public Law at the University of NSW and author of What Price Security? - Taking Stock of Australia's Anti-terror Laws, reasons why strong and effective legal safeguards are essential.

A lively and provocative event with author and journalist David Marr as moderator.
Saturday 12 9.30am $35 The J
Duration: approximately 2 hours.

Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme

Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940

Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations.  The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events.  The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa.   Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.  

The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer.  Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.

Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul.   A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.


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