October 28, 2005

Australia's New Anti-Terrorism Legislation

Australia's New Anti-Terrorism Legislation follows where Blair leads introducing:
* 14-day secret detention without arrest by security services
* Shoot-to-kill "on suspicion" powers for police
* Imprisonment and fines for revealing an individual has been the subject of an investigation
The police may not have shoot-to-kill powers officially, but that doesn't stop them doing it, but the other two are already part of British law introduced by New Labour. The Australian laws also include a return of seditious libel, which I believe is not currently part of British Law. But I wonder for how long.


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