The human rights group Human Rights Watch today slammed Australia's anti terrorism law proposals and spokesman Brad Adams, the Asian director stated
that "This is a shocking departure from Australia's proud tradition of protecting individuals from an overly powerful state." The new laws proposed
will take Australia away from the previous stance of championing the rights of the individual. The new laws include the ability of authorities to
detain without charges and electronic tagging of suspects.
"Putting people under house arrest for a year by a control order is tantamount to jailing people without trial," said Brad Adams, Asia director at
Human Rights Watch.
The New York-based rights watchdog said the new counter-terrorism measures not only threatened Australians' civil liberties but also violated
The Australian Government has defended the laws, which were prompted by the deadly July 7 bombings on London's transport system, as unpalatable but
"Locking people up or seriously restricting their liberty when they have not even been charged are characteristics of dictatorship, not a democracy,"
Mr Adams said.
"Unjust measures are likely to alienate the very communities whose cooperation is vital to an effective counter-terrorism strategy through the
criminal justice system," he said.
The proposed measures have been criticised by other human rights groups, including Amnesty International.
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In a thread on these forums recently it was asked of why it the world was so slow in implementing The New World Order. I disagree, in the last few
months the last of the legislations laying the foundations of The New World order have been placed by many of the leading nations including the US
Australia and the UK.
The New World order is here. These laws take away the rights of the individual and it won't be long before car thieves and common supected criminals
and others are placed in custody using those laws and citing terrorism.
I suppose stealing a car is allowable under the wide open criteria of "terrorism" which has a large and open conotation and meaning.
The waters were tested slowly and now the march has begun in earnest. These laws are being passed without a whimper. Both the governments and
oppositions in each of the nations that have enforced these new laws are in agreement over the implementation of new harsher laws that focus not on
the right of the individual but of dictatorship and control.
Without an opposition party to speak out for the people, the people are left without anyone championing their cause. This is the downfall of the two
party preferred system and just one reason that people should be wary of the whole idea of two party preferred.
Day by day people are being more afraid to speak out against this march owing to these laws insidiously being imposed. People need to be aware that
under the new regimes they have no more rights than a slave.
Daily we are moving into a world of control and dicatorship. The leaders have often spoken out and stated they will not back down or give in to
terrorism but that is in fact exactly what they have done. Sold out the rights of the individual in the name of terrorism. Capitulating and fearing,
bowing down to the greater word of terrorism the governments have sold out the people. The governments have given in to terrorism and allowed the word
terrorism to win.
They are further allowing terrorism to destroy and undermine our free society by taking our freedoms which are a birth right to all life on this