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AUSTRALIA'S armed forces needs to be protected from any risk of being charged with terrorism, an expert committee has recommended.
The committee's review of Australia's counter-terrorism legislation says the present definition of a terrorist act theoretically encompassed Australian forces in authorised military operations abroad.
"Such a situation is clearly undesirable," the review tabled in parliament on Tuesday said.
"The committee considers that conduct done in the course of ... a person's service in any capacity with the Australian armed forces should be exempted from the definition of terrorism."
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said the report by a joint commonwealth-state panel - and a related one by Bret Walker SC into national security legislation - would be considered seriously.
He said the reviews were undertaken to help protect Australia while administering national security and counter-terrorism laws "in a just and accountable way".
"in a just and accountable way"
Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
reply to post by acrux
Their acts may be terroristic in nature, but I would argue that their intent is not. The vast majority of military members join up for pride and honor. They believe that they are doing right and good, and they don't understand that they are being used as imperialistic terrorists. I used to be one, and I woke up to reality. More and more are waking up every day.
What are you going to do about it?
very little Post Tramua. ---- please tell me why i would commit suicide?
I dont believe in Karma, i believe in Christ --- blessed is Yhwh and Yeshua. The Lord has blessed me and my family so much