Shameful Saddam Legacy

The death sentence pronounced on Saddam Hussein by a dodgy judge appointed by a dodgy government propped up by a dodgy president who invaded Iraq on the flimsiest of false premises what a mockery of justice. What a shameful presidential legacy M.H. MacK…

Matter of justice

It is surprising The Canberra Times chose to comment on a Queensland case, the death of Doomadgee (Editorial, December 18, p10. However, having elected to opine, it would have been preferable for a newspaper to have represented the interests of the pe…

Attack on liberties

It is encouraging to see a bipartisan report from the Federal Parliament’s Intelligence Committee recommends a wide-ranging review of current federal anti-terrorism laws.
The atrocities of 9/11, Bali and London understandably inspired fea…

Resistence to Torture

Objection to the use of legal torture in the interrogation of suspects and witnesses is deeply rooted in the Australian psyche, mainly on the score of cruelty. But surely its rejection extends to the basic principles of justice, not just humanity.…

Narrow view on jail

Politicians opposing the planned ACT jail ("Bipartisan attack on planned ACT jail", September 26, p3) are taking a narrow not-in-my-backyard view of prisons. As well as punishing those who have committed a criminal act, a prison has the…