With another election season upon us, politicians and candidates are trotting out their ‘law n order’ fear-creating campaigns to gain election, not telling us that it costs taxpayers more than $300 a day to house each prisoner, which adds to the taxes we pay. Similarly, the security service heavies – notably ASIO’s – are spruiking more fear to boost their control over citizens and ultimately their budgets and staff. In all cases, it’s a ruse played knowingly on citizens to the advantage of would-be control freaks aiming to diminish our civil liberties, rights and freedoms.
Other items in this issue:
- How new legal provisions head us further towards a police state
- Govt legal action against critics is ‘illegally’ slowed…on purpose?
- SAS’s proud reputation destroyed, says SAS Commanding Officer
- Which state leads the way on jailing Indigenous kids?
- SECURITY SPECIAL: More bids for greater secret powers and control
- Peter Dutton narrowly avoids jail
- Bigger courts, smaller juries?
- NZ: Drumming up the business of freeing prisoners wronfully convicted
- MP wants review of secret court hearings
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