Photo: Security officer Wayne Perry and colleagues keep a close eye on Rowan Ford (left) and CLA President, Dr Kristine Klugman (in beanie).Photo by Bill Rowlings
Lone teacher, by himself outside Parliament House, holding a sign: ‘Bring David Hicks Home’. Suddenly, the “law” descended, demanding name, address, driver’s licence and car registration details. Do security and police have the right to demand such information? What rights do Australians have to protest outside our own Parliament House?
Go to the story of what happened, CLA’s representations, and the response.
In that response, Parliamentary Services chief Hilary Penfold said security staff would be briefed about the limits of their powers. After waiting a month, CLA decided to test whether the briefings had sunk in…go to The Test and the Second Representation.