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The Federal Government has unveiled plans to toughen its counter-terrorism laws, including a change to allow police to break into a suspect’s home without getting approval from a judge.
“The Government is committed to ensuring the focus of Australia’s national security and counter-terrorism laws remains on preventing a terrorist attack from occurring in the first place,” he said.
But some argue toughening the laws would have the opposite effect.
Nicola McGarrity from the Terrorism Law Project at the University of New South Wales says the laws could take away the protection of
The terrorists must be celebrating at this news. I bet they love seeing their actions causing governments to abandon fundamental rights and freedoms and begin to turn on their own citizens.
The time police can hold terror suspects will be limited and there’ll be a new offence for inciting race-based violence if the government goes ahead with a raft of changes to Australias terror laws. The changes up for discussion do involve some toughening of the laws, including expanding emergency search powers and changing the definition of terrorism to include psychological as well as physical harm.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
reply to post by dallas18
I have a question.
If, they break into my house under some fantasy theory of me being affiliated with Alqaeda, find nothing on me during there computer search, house search and questioning...
will I then be held for pirated software/music and fined?
A security guard at last year's Australian Open tennis championship who was paid just $1.26 an hour for more than 150 hours of work has successfully sued his former employers for more than $115,000.
Pakistani immigrant Faisal Durrani, 25, was verbally abused by his boss when he complained about being underpaid at the Australian Open in January 2008.