The Howard Government's controversial ASIO legislation [draconian laws] has top billing in the list of legislation to be debated when Parliament resumes today.
The bill, due to be introduced into the Senate, gives ASIO officers [Noble Cause Corruption officers] new powers to detain for a week citizens aged 14 and over [child abuse and draconian laws.]
People [including little people, their children] could be detained even where they are not suspected of any crime but of having information related to terrorism. [Scapegoats for the Coalition of the Killing's illegal and degrading crime's against humanity and resource wars in the Middle East.]
Labor - which opposed the bill last year, leading to a heated stand off on the last day of sittings - was in talks yesterday with the [war criminal] Attorney-General, Daryl Williams, over new amendments which the Government has refused to detail.
The amendments are believed to be of a technical nature only [technically ruling class.] Labor is still opposed to three key points in the legislation, including its application to children, the length of detention and the prohibition against detained citizens seeing a lawyer in the first 48 hours they are held.
"There have been further discussions today with the [war criminal] Attorney-General but it was entirely on a confidential basis [secrets and lies]," a spokesman for the Labor Senate leader, Senator John Faulkner, said yesterday. "What Labor took to the meeting was in accordance with caucus's decision on the way the ASIO bill should proceed."
A number of major media organisations, including GKCNN (the publisher of Greg's Kables) and Justice Action wrote to [war criminal] Williams late in March citing concerns about the bill.
The media outlets are worried that the bill imposes an unprecedented burden of proof on detained citizens to show they do not have the information requested by ASIO [to prove that they're not scapegoats for the Coalition of the Killing.] They are also concerned that individuals can be held incommunicado for long periods without a lawyer.
"It represents a significant infringement of human rights not seen before in this country," the letter states. [Draconian Laws.]
The [war criminal] Government, however, is forging ahead with the legislation [Draconian Laws.] A spokeswoman for Williams said yesterday: "The legislation remains a priority for the Government. It's an important counter-terrorism tool [fear mongering, propagandist, scapegoat tool for war criminals']"
In response to media concerns, the spokeswoman said: "We don't see why any segment of the public should be excluded from assisting to prevent terrorist attacks. [Rubbish!] This bill is not aimed at journalists in particular - it is about collecting information to ensure that terrorist activities are thwarted." [It's about quelling dissent and bolstering support for the Coalition of the Killing's resource wars in the Middle East!]
The Australian Democrats and the Greens fiercely oppose the ASIO bill. Democrats Senator Brian Greig said the ASIO bill was a "radical departure from established legal principles".
You will have four square walls to look at in order to stimulate your mind. That is if you don't talk or sign the inditement.
But wait there is more.
You can't breathe because there is no fresh air from the little vent that the air is pumped in enough to deal with the extremities of the Supermax at Goulburn with blistering cold winters and stifling hot summers.
Unbelievable! Do you give in?
We'll throw in no medical treatment or any contact with your solicitor just as a special offer.
But wait there is more!
We will try you in court in camera so you go down quietly.
But wait there is still more.
Sources tell us there are no Standard Guidelines for Corrections in Australia - Australian Institute of Criminology - 1996, for people housed at the High Risk Management Unit Goulburn Correctional Centre.
The legislation remains a priority for the Government. It's an important propaganda tool.
Letter from prisoner Scott Simpson to his mother
I hop this letter finds you healthy and well. As you know I am at the H.R.MU. Supermax. High Risk Management Unit. Ps Can you ring this bloke Greg Kable "Justice Action" group pH 9660 9111 tell him my situation put in Supermax no nothing. Full remand prisoner and no adverse reports to put me in here. No legal council. Legal Aid won't fund my solicitor to drive to see me and they won't put me in a Sydney jail. Facing murder charge had to do committal my self and 24 hours a day. Ring Green Peace MP he knows what's happening. Tell him what is going on. Also the Ombudsman sent 4 letters no reply. Inspector general local MP you know who to ring mum please mum do something."TORTURED"
PM man of steel? Or killer and a thief?
Is JOHN Howard a killer and a thief or a man of steel after he dropped bombs on innocent civilians in order to fix the problem in Iraq for trade agreements with the US? Thousands of children are now dieing of disease.
By I'll Get-you-to Sign 13 May 03
No need for new terrorism laws: DPP
The New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has rejected the idea of new laws against terrorism in Australia. [Draconian laws for the Coalition of the Killing to quell dissent and bolster support for their illegal and degrading resource wars in the Middle East.
Qld A-G outraged at 'control freak' measures
The Queensland Attorney-General has labelled the Federal Government "control freaks" over plans to force lawyers to gain a security clearance before they can appear in certain cases.
Federal Government proposal to abolish the post of Race Discrimination Commissioner I write to alert you to a Federal Government proposal to abolish the post of Race Discrimination Commissioner (together with the posts of Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights Commissioner and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner).
Australia: Terrorising you in secret
Suspected terrorists [scapegoats and patsies for the Coalition of the Killing's resource wars in the Middle East] will be tried in secret under new laws to be introduced by the Federal Government.
Red paper classes Australia as terrorist suspects
Australia's old foreign policy red paper says Australians have become targets because their own government is being run by war criminals that are complicit in state terror, torture, murder, occupation and genocide.
Middle Eastern: Specific Legislation
"If there is a target person the police would have powers in relation to that type of person," Mr Costa said. Asked what he meant by "type of person", Mr Costa said: "The example that's been given is if there's a description of somebody, an identikit photograph released by Interpol or other agencies ... these powers may well be exercised on that type of person."
Howard defends terror alert
Prime Minister John Howard says the Federal Government would not have issued a terror alert if it had not come from a credible source. (America?) Speaking for the first time since the Government revealed the warning, Mr Howard says he wants people to be more careful, but not to stop living. [As long as they don't go dancing in Bali? And sure we'll all be depressed for as long as John Howard and Bob Carr say so.]
Carr backs Fed Govt's terror alert
New South Wales Premier Bob Carr has defended the Federal Government's decision to issue a warning to Australians about a possible terrorist attack in Australia.
NSW Police Force may get 'special powers'
Civil libertarians are questioning the need for further anti-terrorism laws, which will be announced in the New South Wales Parliament on Tuesday.
Retrospective Laws: Mesmerised like a chook syndrome
What is it? This chook syndrome. Perhaps it is when we allow 800-year-old rule of law to diminish for a dictator like Bob Carr.
Watchdogs slaughtered in NSW
On Tuesday the Carr Government reduced transparency and accountability yet again and New South Wales is in danger of becoming entrenched with cronyism and intimidations with the Carr Labor Government that continues to slaughter the watchdogs.
Govt, police 'let off the hook' Haneef inquiry
8 years ago