Australia - Australien

Thursday, 5. March 2009

Australia: Police get secret search powers and you won't even know

NEW South Wales Police are to be given covert search warrants, allowing them to search a property without informing the owners for up to three years.,27574,25137466-29277,00.html

From Information Clearing House

Monday, 17. March 2008

Australia's hidden Empire

When the outside world thinks about Australia, it generally turns to venerable clichés of innocence - cricket, leaping marsupials, endless sunshine, no worries. Australian governments actively encourage this.

From Information Clearing House

Tuesday, 14. August 2007

Australian High Court radically expands scope of military power

In effect, by a 5 to 2 majority, the court has legitimated the police-state measures, includingdetention without trial, that the Howard government and its state Labor counterparts have introduced since 2002 on the pretext of protecting ordinary people from terrorism.

From Information Clearing House

Saturday, 20. January 2007

Cruelty and xenophobia shame and stir the lucky country

By John Pilger

John Pilger returns to his homeland, Australia, and described the social regression of a once proud liberal democracy and says that the flag-waving "values" of the neo-con prime minister may be coming unstuck in Guantanamo Bay.

Tuesday, 2. January 2007

Australia has betrayed Hicks, says Fraser

Former prime minister Malcolm Fraser says he never thought he would see the time Australia departed from providing justice to all citizens like it has with David Hicks.

From Information Clearing House

Sunday, 20. August 2006

Federal Treasurer Peter Costello: 'War on terror' could last 50 yrs

Federal Treasurer Peter Costello has said Australians must steel themselves for the fact the "war on terror" could continue for longer than the Cold War.

From Information Clearing House

Saturday, 24. June 2006

Stolen body parts shipped to Australia

MEDICAL products made from human body parts stolen from funeral homes in New York have been implanted into Australians.

From Information Clearing House

Friday, 23. June 2006

A dangerous precedent

Australian man convicted of “preparing terrorism”: In a case that sets a number of disturbing precedents for the political use of Australian “counter-terrorism” laws, a Sydney Muslim man faces life imprisonment after being convicted on circumstantial evidence of preparing to commit an unspecified terrorist act.

From Information Clearing House

Fury after Australians occupation forces shoot Iraqi bodyguard

The Iraqi Trade Minister threatened today to impose a national boycott on Australian wheat and other exports after Australian soldiers mistakenly shot dead one of his bodyguards.,,7374-2237847,00.html

From Information Clearing House

Australia builds its empire

By John Pilger

Arriving with a force of 2,000, an Australian brigadier flew by helicopter straight to the headquarters of the rebel leader, Major Alfredo Reinado - not to arrest him for attempting to overthrow a democratically elected prime minister but to greet him warmly. Like other rebels, Reinado had been trained in Canberra.

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