AI updates the state of play in Australia:
"The Australian Government has responded to the threat of terrorism by introducing laws that undermine the human rights of Australians. The new laws create offences relating to terrorist activity but do not adequately define many of the activities they are supposed to prohibit.
They compromise long-standing protections in the Australian legal system, including the right to silence, the right to a public hearing and the right to choose a lawyer. We recommend an independent review of Australia’s anti-terror laws by the end of 2008 to bring them into line with international human rights standards. Alternatively, the laws should be repealed.
* Write to your Member of Parliament calling for an independent review of Australia's anti-terror laws"