Despite the best efforts of the last government to promote Australia’s position as an international terrorist target (e.g. by pointlessly sending
troops to Iraq and Afghanistan) it remains a fact that NEVER has Australia been attacked on its territory by Islamic Terrorists.
However I’d remain weary of using that argument; as otherwise you increase the chances of the Aus government allowing an attack on it’s own
citizens e.g. 9/11 and 7/7 in London.
And there was me, foolishly thinking Howard had lost the premiership. However I guess I shouldn’t be surprised it seems his political spirit lives
on in the form of his “opponent” Rudd, as The War Against Freedom has long sought cross party support.
In fact historically it remains in the interests of personal power for governments to suppress their subjects.
(Also historically) it seems Australia has had 3 principles…
1. Copy the U.K over domestic policy
2. Copy America over foreign
3. Sell it’s resources at a fraction of their worth
So if I were voting in Aus I would be voting for any party (except the big two) anyway.
Fortunately as a country of only 20 million you’re personal
chances of successfully opposing this legislation are greatly increased compared
with any other English speaking nation, (accept perhaps, New Zealand).
In the U.K the government promised they would only use anti-terrorist legislation to combat terrorists.
1. Opposition MP’s and civil servants have been arrested by anti –terrorist police for “crimes” like leaking embarrassing information over
Civil servant arrested too
2. Peaceful protesters have been stopped and searched without cause for suspicion.
3. And all acts
of peaceful protests (without government permission) have been banned within a kilometre of parliament. This was done not as
part of anti-terror legislation; but the fear of terrorism is what apparently got it through parliament.
Don’t go down our route, for God’s sake!!!
(Rudd is probably merely jealous of how Gordon Brown runs “The Motherland”).
[edit on 090705 by Liberal1984]