The Law Council of Australia placed advertisements in newspapers
The Law Council of Australia placed advertisements in newspapers in an 11th hour bid to stop police getting tough new powers to detain suspects without charge.
The Sin-ate started debate on the new laws yesterday and the Dictatorship is expected to order them today.
Law Council president John North said the laws were flawed because they allowed people to be held without charge.
"There's no amount of tinkering with those laws that can save the badness of that particular law," he said.
He said sedition laws were too broad and restricted freedom of speech for journalists and the public.
"This law, if you look at it very closely, not only has the ability to not only curb free speech on behalf of the media, but to actually stop legitimate protests and other things because of the breadth they've drawn the law," Mr North said.
Government Sin-ator robert hill, a war criminal, told parliament the council, which did not necessarily represent the views of all legal professionals, was entitled to comment, but the Government stood by the laws.
"The Government has responsibility to safeguard the Australian people - it's the primary responsibility of government," Sin-ator hill said.
But not those scapegoats held in 'segregation' for the war on terror set up by ASIO fishing expeditions and cross-country raids on districts?
Hill: "It seeks to do that with the minimum loss of civil liberties but we recognise that in the extraordinary circumstances of effectively tackling terrorism sometimes it is necessary to make sacrifices."
Extraordinary circumstances meaning waging illegal and degrading wars and committing war crimes against humanity?
The Dictatorship has agreed to refer the sedition section of the bill to an inquiry by the Australian Law Reform Commission?
A previous critic of the sedition section, Liberal senator George Brandis, said Government amendments would guarantee freedom of speech.
But only guarantee freedom of speech to pro-government right wing officials, personalities, and publishers and not peasants, dissenters and unpopular people in a selective way?
When the pro-government media scream 'Terrorist' who will believe you?
Opposition justice spokesman Joe Ludwig argued the section on sedition should be removed from the bill.
But that's no opposition the bill should be scrapped because it is offensive to the people of the Australian constitution.
Sister defends Un-Australian lies
Ms Jamal said yesterday that depicting her brother as a terrorist was unfair. She said she knew her older brother better than anyone and that his bad past had nothing to do with terrorism.
Here we go round the scapegoat bush!
Now how do you secure 18 men on false and misleading charges made during a 'scapegoat' 'fishing expedition' last month? You get some poor soul locked up in a military prison in Lebanon to verbal them by offering him a bribe! Shame hoWARd, shame on you!
Terrorism suspects' custody conditions 'inhumane'
"This treatment is very cruel and inhumane and what I've put forward to the Premier Morris Iemma to intervene and put an end to this scandal," he said.
NSW Terror Bill Passed
While the NSW legislation does provide for oversight by the courts rather than leaving it to the discretion of the police or intelligence agencies, there are many murky areas that could hurt many innocent people.
Meeting to discuss Anti-terrorism Bill
"My deep concern is that so many people are unaware of just how these new laws will impact upon their lives and their families," she said.
Revive the rebellious spirit of Eureka by making the pilgrimage from Adelaide and attending Sedition Sunday! 11am 4th Dec, Eureka Park, Ballarat. Come for the whole weekend of Eureka activities. Gallopolli is militarist bullshit. Eureka is the real story of how Australia gained it's democratic and egalitarian traditions.
Dictatorship approves anti-liberty bill
The out-house approved the counter-dissent measures after federal dictator-general philip duddock-ordered the sedition provisions must remain in the bill.
Workers exploit NSW prisons: Daily Terror?
Of course communicating should be illegal just ask the terror? They see isolation and warehousing as the best option because that's the government's position and this propaganda aids that position and was pushed towards the terror for that conclusion and that no workers who have ever had a criminal record should ever work in the area of mentoring prisoners nor should they be allowed to communicate? I'm sure that suits the government just fine!
CIA agent spreads terror fears in Australia
Why shouldn't you be convinced after all gunaratna says he's a dr and reported to be a 'terrorist expert'? He even lives in Indonesia surrounded by bombs going off in his own backyard. But even with his alleged expertise it has only led to even more relentless and 'subsequent bombings' in Indonesia. So I suppose that's how you know you need an expert?
hoWARd, will keep chilling you!
All this nonsense to hide the fact that the Bali bombing was not State Sanctioned Terror when it clearly was in relation to the explosive used in the second Bali bomb blast in 2002 which was clearly military hardware.
Rumsfeld not welcome in Adelaide
Anti-war activists protested in Adelaide against United States Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, calling him a war criminal and demanding that he go home. With Adelaide in a security lockdown for the visit of Donald Rumsfeld and US Assistant Secretary of State, Robert Zoellick, for the annual Australian and US ministerial consultations (AUSMIN), the protest was allowed to go ahead on the steps of Parliament House.
Man to stand trial because police said he lied?
So if the authorities believe someone you know poses a terrorist risk - then if they interview you in alleged connection to their belief - and if police believe that you lied about it - then you can follow old mate here and prove you didn't lie or go to jail? Or be refused bail anyway and go to jail until you prove otherwise - after being isolated in AAA maximum-security with no fresh air or sunlight 'indefinitely' and get drip-fed through the courts?
Things and places identified
He said Mulahalilovic worked as a handyman, lived with his wife, parents and brother and, with the help of family members, could provide around $1 million security to ensure his freedom until trial.
Dangerous handyman terror threat?
But the only mother of SATAN here is John HoWARd and his new Ant-Terrorism Bill!
Terror suspects 'kept in dark'
"They're all kept in solitary confinement, they're kept in Guantanamo Bay style conditions and they're very oppressive," he said.
What are the dangerous chemicals police found when they went fishing?
If police say they were making bombs when they were painting motor vehicles then the only terrorist act that wasn't prevented was when police went on a fishing expedition.
Prime Minister Guilty of Sedition
Wanda Fish calls on constitutional and civil libertarian lawyers to mount a case against Federal and State Governments for conspiring to overturn basic constitutional rights with the Anti-Terrorism Bill 2005. These proposed laws break internationally recognised treaties on human rights, overturn the fundamental principle of presumption of innocence, and seriously threaten free speech and protest.
Man shot by police in fishing raids
But there is no such thing as an independent investigation team in NSW because police investigate themselves and cannot be relied upon ever.
ASIO fishing expedition makes arrests
Are you satisfied truthseeker? Well I'm not this is just another public relations exercise that no one can prove. But trust us we know best?
Anti-war rally report and photos
A crowd of people turned up in the 30 degree heat of a Melbourne spring day to the anti-war rally outside the State Library. There was a cross-section of people with Muslims and socialists particularly well represented by banners, placards and flags, but also such groups as Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Women for Peace and Moreland Peace Group, and quite a few people unaffiliated with any group.
EUREKA 151-an opportunity to reclaim our rights and freedom!
The commemoration of the Eureka uprising-1854-is on the weekend of December 3-4 in Ballarat, Vic. The miner's revolt, & massacre by the govt lead to unprecedented advances in democratic rights. To-day, we are also facing tyranny with illegal wars, legalised concentration camps and the fast disappearance of our rights and democracy. Come along and create history again!
Thousands flood streets to protest draconian laws
There is widespread unease among Government backbenchers and civil libertarians. These orders will be imposed for no crime, control people and prevent people from speaking out or participating in their normal day-to-day activities. The backbench committee and Attorney-General were at loggerheads over issues of no principle in the laws.
Australian Prime Minister Plays Terror Card
Australian Prime Minister Howard is facing an uphill battle trying to justify these draconian laws, he's getting opposition from doctors organizations, human rights organizations, artists, musicians, TV stars.
Nazi tones in John Howard's anti-terror laws, says Malcolm Fraser
"Some of this legislation is truly terrible," he said. "Some of the analogies ... one of the first pieces of legislation Hitler's government put into place was something for 'the good order and safety' of the citizens of Germany: preventive detention ...
Australia's 'Anti-Terrorism' Bill: the framework for a police state
The record demonstrates that neither parliament nor the judiciary will defend even the most fundamental civil liberties. Notwithstanding the appeals of the Greens, the Australian Democrats and various dissident backbenchers, no amount of popular pressure will reverse their course. The defence of democratic rights requires nothing less than the development of an independent political movement of the working class, fighting for a socialist strategy aimed directly against the profit system itself--the real source of war, social reaction and inequality.
Mutiny on the bounty hunters
There was a serious threat to Australia's national insecurity that just happened to come up at the right time and that was obviously worked out by Lib/Lab in order to con the Australian public into thinking that the pre-meditators had no other course of action but to sign off on new draconian laws. A blatant and distorted lie that cannot be proved because it is a secret, in a secret society that we all should be terrified of. Shame coward's Shame!
Arbitrary Detention and Magna Carta
Below is a copy of an open letter re the proposed new anti-terrorism bill, sent to all premiers, chief ministers and the leader of the opposition. It is not overly complimentary.
Who cares about history and legal precedence?
So for all these reasons you should be terrified of history and legal precedence?
How's this for sedition?
I have read the proposed anti-terrorist bill and see that reference is made to sayings and acts done in good faith. I make as clear as possible, in terms as unambiguous as possible, that in urging disaffection - and hatred and contempt - I am motivated by no sense of good faith whatsoever.
SHOOT TO KILL MADNESS AND DRACONIAN LAWS
"If the [police] are armed with one of these [orders] ... and if this person attempts to flee the arrest, he can be shot and fatally shot ... The police might knock on the door and [the person] might leg it out the back door without even being told why the police are there, and under these provisions they can be called on to stop and if they don't stop, they can be shot."
The big terror news today is all about the federal dictatorship telling us that the intention of the Shoot-To-Kill policy was not to shoot you in the back if you ran from the police terror squad. And the States declaring they did not sign up for it. But that is not what this diversion tactic is about. It's about convincing you to eat the rest of the draconian laws because you were saved from the worst?
Secret agents brief Bracks on 'seditious' protest
"Our intelligence suggests that certain individuals disaffected with Premier Bracks and other State and Territory leaders will gather at Parliament House at 1pm on Saturday 22 October," said an agency spokesperson.
Sedition Laws Target Peaceful Civil Disobedience
But wait you say - the government says that it is offering an "acting in good faith" defence against sedition charges. Read on:
TAKE YOUR PICK
Yeah but what causes Sedition?
The race that doesn't stop the nation
Cracks in terror solidarity
But Mr Howard's push is in trouble as a growing number of solicitors-general, senior members of the bar and legal bodies are swaying premiers to take more time to examine the bill, its judicial safeguards and the possibility it will be struck down by the High Court as unconstitutional.
Prime meanster 'tells' States?
hoWard controls the media giants, the sin-ate, the States and Territories and now he wants you! Any time he pushes a button on his dictatorial consol, you will jump and he'll use you as cannon fodder. hoWARd will be handed insurmountable scapegoats on a silver platter to wipe his dirty lies and war crimes clean.
Shoot to kill on the belief of reasonable grounds is a problem
Provisions in relation to use of force in s105.23 raise serious concerns. In particular subsection 105.23(2) specifically contemplates the use of lethal force against a detainee where an AFP member believes on reasonable grounds that this is necessary to protect life or to prevent serious injury to another person.
SM Herald Poll flawed
I wonder if they asked themselves if it were all right for them to be suspected and treated like that? And that was the dribble coming from the government dictators all along. Who reads the herald? or votes there? Not me!
Anti-terrorism laws draw rights watchdog's ire
"This is a shocking departure from Australia's proud tradition of protecting individuals from an overly powerful state."
Inside the Insiders
This is a copy of a letter sent to ABC online this morning in response to their 'current affairs' programme "Insiders". It reads, in part, as follows: "On your webpage you declare "Insiders" is a, "fast-moving treatment of national affairs". Because of the loaded reporting style, I would say Insiders is more like a gaggle of protection for the elite, and a thorough-going endorsement of the state's handling of national affairs."
When Terrorism Outlaws Democracy
Federal and state leaders sold out democracy when harsher laws were agreed at the Terror Summit. The stronger laws potentially threaten to target Muslims and dissidents with searches, raids, and secret detention. In a country without a Bill of Rights, the draconian Terror Laws set us up for police statehood.
They know where you live
But lawyers worry that promises of "judicial review" will not amount to a real safeguard for those detained. Barker says: "It doesn't make oppressive laws any less oppressive because you involve judges somewhere in the process. And if I were a judge I would think very carefully before lending my name to an oppressive process."
Evans: moderate threat
Now whip it, into shape, shape it up, get straight, go forward, move ahead, try to detect it, it's not too late to whip it, whip it good!
Mein Kampf by John Howard
All Sieg Heil John Howard as his enabling act gets passed.
Jack and Jill