- Sunday August 27th, 2006
This is a fascinating little article. Especially these lines: Federal Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock says the control orders are necessary to protect the Australian public. He says the matter must be treated seriously. “The issue is about protecting the Australian community, not punishing a person for an offence proven beyond reasonable doubt,” he said. “And if you work on the assumption that only those people who could be convicted of an offence could be the subject of a control order, you wouldn’t have control orders.” Yes, exactly. Thanks to the AG for pointing out exactly why control orders are a massive abuse of the legal system and common law - innocent until proven guilty. Idiot.
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