Friday, 4 November 2005
In response to the latest raft of anti-terror laws being rushed through the Senate, the NSW Council for Civil Liberties will next Friday (11 November 2005) launch a new website and community campaign to inform people of the impact of these laws on their rights.
NSWCCL Vice-President Pauline Wright said campaign was needed because the government had conducted very little dialogue with the community on the new anti-terrorism laws which are unprecedented in a democratic country like Australia.
“These laws enable government agencies like ASIO or the Police to come into your home and take you away and detain you secretly and indefinitely and without trial, even if you are not suspected of having committed or planned any crime or terrorist act,” she said.Media contact:
Pauline Wright, NSWCCL Vice-President
office: (02) 4324 3988, mobile: 0413 211 463