The first signs are starting to emerge of a swing back from the overblown rhetoric of terrorism towards a more nuanced response in keeping with the rule of law in Australia.
The year 2016, leading up to an election, looks set to feature a number of conferences, seminars and workshops analysing the state of democracy and a fair go in Australia, with a view to major improvements in the years ahead. It seems the Australian people are beginning to fight back.
Failures of the parliament to work properly, overblown laws that take liberties and rights from individuals and concentrate power in the state, and unformed and bureaucratic rules and regulations are starting to make the Australian people angrier. The next election could see Australian citizens – however defined – start to deliver lessons to MPs who ignore people power at their peril.
Also in this issue…
- Be alarmed by flawed terrorist strategy
- Home security…saving yourself
- Hope for Labor backdown on data retention
- Ombudsman speaks out on citizenship
- 2011: Question asked by now-Speaker Bronwyn Bishop
- How secure is security clearance data?
- Wrongful conviction cases: new wave of lodgements
- Top UK court rules data retention law illegal
- Obama calls for smarter jailing, less solitary
- No sex please, we’re Kiwis
- Italy violates rights of same-sex couples
- Indonesia cracks down on ‘jihadists’