Waghorne, James & Stuart Macintyre: Liberty

Waghorne, James & Stuart Macintyre

Liberty: A History of Civil Liberties in Australia, UNSW Press, Sydney, 2011; electronic version available

Civil liberties are central to the freedoms that Australians value. They affirm the rights of all to protection from arbitrary authority and enable minorities to flourish; but they have also frequently been disputed. From arguments over censorship in the 1930s to present-day debates on mandatory sentencing, the concept of civil liberties – and its impact on our everyday lives – is a recurring motif of public life. (blurb)

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