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Howard "terrorist alert" disgraceful intimidation

Howard's "terrorist alert" in Parliament is disgraceful act of intimidation

Media Release
Tuesday November 1 2005 7:45am WST
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The Prime Minister, in his statement to reporters this morning, aided by the Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock, that he will rush through 'a bit' of the terrorism act based on a purported "report" of an impending threat without a complete and informed debate and scrutiny by all Premiers and by the Parliament, but refusing to detail this impending threat, AND the fact that ASIO has not raised the terrorism alert to a higher status in any way, shape or form, should be seen as a despicable lie by the Prime Minister until we are informed otherwise, because it comes from a PM has been given to lies since he took up the baton as Australia's Prime Minister," WA human rights group Project SafeCom said.

"We have no reason to have any trust in Australia's Prime Minister, and we should be alert and alarmed about this action by the Prime Minister, who is a PM who tries to bypass the Parliament and Australia's elected parliamentarians, because he's fanatically driven by his own ideology which includes an attempt to try and control everything what happens together with those in his inner circle."

ENDS

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