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.]
Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Keelty [Guilty] has suggested new terrorism measures including courts for terrorist crimes, prolonged detentions and special accreditation for lawyers representing alleged terrorists. [Scapegoats and patsies.]
But DPP Nicholas Cowdery says this would go against many basic rights Australians are lucky to have.
Mr Cowdery says there is no need to rush about depriving ordinary people of rights that have been taken for granted for so long.
Mr Cowdery: "The laws that we have in place, 'if they are applied properly' and with discretion, are quite capable of meeting a [CIA false flag, call to arms] Bali situation or any other terrorist situation that might erupt here," he said.
[But no one locked up and charged John HoWARd and Mick Guilty with treason and war crimes and crimes against humanity? Is that what you call discretion?]
LEST WE FORGET JOHN HOWARD
Boat people and John Howard don't have anything in common because John Howard can't put himself in the same boat and that's the problem. Howard never once stopped to think about having his son or daughter or family member under a bomb to fix the problem in Iraq or he would never have joined the coalition of pre-emptive terrorists wagging war on innocent people.
Australian Terror cell here long before Bali
The Australian terrorist Captain Cook infiltrated Australia years before the Bali bombings in which 202 people perished. Aboriginal people attempted to remember Captain Cook not as a founding father but as a harbinger of dispossession and death, a sign of white amnesia. Another anniversary year-used to mark two hundred years since Cook had journeyed along the east coast of Australia and, for some people, discovered a continent.
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).
By DPP posted 3 May 03
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