Cyber-crime in the 21st Century: windows on Australian law

Bronitt, Simon and Gani, Miriam (2004). Cyber-crime in the 21st Century: windows on Australian law. In Roderic G. Broadhurst and Peter N. Grabosky (Ed.), Cyber Crime: The Challenge in Asia (pp. 141-168) Aberdeen, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Author Bronitt, Simon
Gani, Miriam
Title of chapter Cyber-crime in the 21st Century: windows on Australian law
Title of book Cyber Crime: The Challenge in Asia
Place of Publication Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Publisher Hong Kong University Press
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9789622097353
Editor Roderic G. Broadhurst
Peter N. Grabosky
Chapter number 8
Start page 141
End page 168
Total pages 28
Total chapters 8
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In the Second Reading speech of the Cyber-crime Bill 2001 (Cth), the Federal Attorney-General claimed that the legislation ‘aims to place Australia at the forefront of international efforts to address the issue of cyber-crime’. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September 2001, the Bill has been represented as a measure to combat the growing threat of cyber-terrorism. In truth, the legislation was the product of a national law reform process commenced a decade earlier, and which has produced a Model Criminal Code...

...As this chapter reveals, the federal model represents a watershed in Australian legislative responses, not only embracing a new rationale for the offences, but also significantly expanding rules governing jurisdiction and powers of investigation. On face value, these reforms appear to temper past legislative excesses, but the spectre of overcriminalisation continues to lurk in the fine print.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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