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dc.contributor.authorMoore, Cameronen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-24T15:24:00Z
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.identifier.citationMelbourne University Law Review, 33(3), p. 1022-1031en
dc.identifier.issn0025-8938en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7781en
dc.description.abstractThe thought of a civilian passenger jet full of ordinary people flying over Australia being hijacked and then shot down is quite horrific. The shock and horror would most likely amplify if the missile that struck the aircraft launched from an Australian fighter jet or warship. So too, armed troops using lethal force to defend infrastructure such as a power station would be an alien experience for Australia. Amendments to part IIIAAA of the 'Defence Act 1903' (Cth) in 2006 provided these powers to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). There has been some academic debate about this, but not much. Furthermore, there is little to suggest any general public awareness that the Commonwealth Parliament has legislated for the significant destructive power now available to the ADF to be directed at non-military threats. This is the great value of Michael Head's book, 'Calling Out the Troops - The Australian Military and Civil Unrest: The Legal and Constitutional Issues' ('Calling Out the Troops'). Restraining the use of force by the state within its own borders has been a legal issue since the 'Magna Carta', and any development of the legal power for the state to use force should be the subject of debate and scrutiny. It is therefore timely and important that 'Calling Out the Troops' subjects the new statutory powers to critical scrutiny and opens the debate to a potentially wider audience than a journal article might reach. A particularly welcome aspect of 'Calling Out the Troops' is that public debate on military legal issues in Australia is quite limited and many, though not all, of the contributors to this debate have a background in the ADF. This institutional perspective does not appear at all in Head's work and this can only strengthen and deepen debate in this area. While the conclusions that Head draws do not entirely convince this author, the observations that he makes and the questions that he asks in response to them are compelling. This book review will first give a general description of 'Calling Out the Troops' and deal with some of the book's perceived limitations before addressing its conclusion and its main strengths.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherMelbourne Law School, University of Melbourneen
dc.relation.ispartofMelbourne University Law Reviewen
dc.titleBook Review: 'Calling Out the Troops - The Australian Military and Civil Unrest: The Legal and Constitutional Issues' by Michael Head (Sydney: Federation Press, 2009) pages i-viii, 1-248. Price $49.95 (softcover). ISBN 978-1-86287-709-2.en
dc.typeReviewen
dc.subject.keywordsLawen
dc.subject.keywordsInternational Law (excl International Trade Law)en
dc.subject.keywordsConstitutional Lawen
local.contributor.firstnameCameronen
local.subject.for2008180108 Constitutional Lawen
local.subject.for2008180116 International Law (excl International Trade Law)en
local.subject.for2008180199 Law not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008810107 National Securityen
local.subject.seo2008810103 Command, Control and Communicationsen
local.subject.seo2008810199 Defence not elsewhere classifieden
local.profile.schoolSchool of Lawen
local.profile.emailcmoore6@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryD3en
local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20110131-143151en
local.publisher.placeMelbourne, Australiaen
local.format.startpage1022en
local.format.endpage1031en
local.identifier.volume33en
local.identifier.issue3en
local.title.subtitle'Calling Out the Troops - The Australian Military and Civil Unrest: The Legal and Constitutional Issues' by Michael Head (Sydney: Federation Press, 2009) pages i-viii, 1-248. Price $49.95 (softcover). ISBN 978-1-86287-709-2.en
local.contributor.lastnameMooreen
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local.title.maintitleBook Reviewen
local.output.categorydescriptionD3 Review of Single Worken
local.relation.urlhttp://mulr.law.unimelb.edu.au/go/issues/previous-issues/-2009-volume-33/-2009-volume-33-3en
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