Marine protected areas: The NSW experience (2005)

The development of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in New South Wales over the past decade has involved heightened campaigns and substantial changes in management structures. NSW Fisheries was joined by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Premier’s Department, as the responsible state agencies, and conservation groups helped drive public debate over marine conservation. Continue reading “Marine protected areas: The NSW experience (2005)”

Terrorist laws in NSW: Disproportional and discriminatory (2003)

The ‘war against terrorism’ is lauded by dictators, authoritarians and neo-facists around the world. The Pakistani and Burmese military dictatorships have signed up. The Malaysian regime, which has jailed most of its opposition leaders under preventive detention laws, claims its laws to be a ‘best practice’ model for the rest of the world. And Israeli ‘settlers’ in the Palestinian West Bank now claim they are fighting ‘for the free world against terrorism’ (O’Louglin 2002). Continue reading “Terrorist laws in NSW: Disproportional and discriminatory (2003)”