Friday, October 14, 2005


Proposed legislation in Australia would grant the government absurd new police powers. Hard to believe:
Under the bill, the Government can apply to a court for control orders on terrorist suspects who have not been charged. These orders include house arrest, preventing them using the telephone or internet and restricting their social contacts and work opportunities. Suspects can also be fitted with tracking devices.
This applies to people who haven't even been charged, much less convicted, of any crime. The government doesn't even have to tell the suspect for what suspected crime he is being imprisoned.

The article also refers to new limits on anti-war protests, but offers no details.


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