Wednesday, February 23, 2005


The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Comittee Select Committee is seeking submissions on the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill (No 2). 20 copies, by Monday, 14th March 2005, to:

Peter Papadopoulos
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Secretariat
Parliament Buildings

This bill is a shocker, essentially allowing security and intelligence officials to criminalise behaviour after the fact. If you think that this is not the sort of thing which should be done in a democracy, then please let the committee know. If you don't know how to make a submission, the Office of the Clerk has a quick guide here. Alternatively, you can simply send the committee a letter. All you need is your name and address, whether you support or oppose the bill, whether you would like to make an oral submission before the committee, and (optionally) comment on specific clauses. I'd like to think that having some of the latter helps, but who knows what goes on in the minds of politicians?


Hmmm looks like being a french taxpayer could get you in hot water here :-) There was this act of terrorism ...

Posted by Anonymous : 2/24/2005 10:25:00 AM