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anti-terrorism & the national security state « Previous | |Next »
March 19, 2005

The national security state's preferred approach to anti-terror legislation is to detain foreign terror suspects without trial on the nod of the intelligence services.

The next step is accept the detention of citizens on similar grounds of needing to be tough on terrorism.

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Martin Rowson

Thus Australian citizens suspected of involvement in terrorism would be placed under indefinite house arrest without trial, and without having been fully informed of all the details of the allegations against them.

That is the current situation in Britain.

The argument against this position is that such laws call into question the very existence of a fundamental democratic liberty---freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 1:20 PM | | Comments (0)
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