Tuesday, September 27, 2005

According to the Queensland premier, we are about to introduce laws that are "draconian" , in his words ,in the ongoing war on terrorism. Still ,he will be prepared to pass them ,anyway. The only bright spot is John Stanhope ,representing the national territory, who doubts that they are needed at all.
Guambat stew put the situation of Scott Parkin,most well, here http://guambatstew.blogspot.com/2005/09/theyve-lost-their-marbles.html A Canberra writer, Chas Savage, mentioned his case in a wider context on Auntys' "Perspective", a great 5 min soapbox. See here http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/perspective/stories/s1468673.htm The point he makes , so brilliantly , is that , without proper checks and balances, we are passing over our civil rights to fairly unaccountable politicians and a secret police ,who are only accountable to them.
All the ingredients for a police state.

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