Friday, July 27, 2007

Charges against Haneef dropped

Media release here: (via)

Apparently, the Minister for migration, though having revoked his visa, has sent him into community detention, rather than in conventional immigration detention. This means that he will be deported soon, since he is no longer held under charge. An apology from the Minister would be good, to restore the doctors' name.

More comments here, here and here

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Pressured Haneef Investigator Dies

Quote from news where one of the investigators on the Haneef case dies:
"One of the pressures that I haven't spoken about publicly is that one of the investigators dropped dead in the investigation room Monday last week, so the investigation team has been through a very emotional and stressful time."

If any one has forgotten, during the Tampa yellow invasion scare:
They also show the Government directed defence headquarters to put pressure on the navy to ensure that no one from SIEV 4, the boat at the centre of the ``children overboard'' affair about six weeks later, would ``ever'' be allowed to land on Christmas Island.

How about this event during children overboard affair:
So, once the truth is out on this, I think the concentration ought to be getting the message out to the Australian public as to what a tremendous job these young women and young men are doing for this country under a very great stress

Any one else see a pattern here?

It's the Government who's putting public servants under stress. I think the widow of the dead investigator would have a plausible case to bring against the Government here.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Relief for Haneef

Government frees doctor

... oops. It's the Libyan Government.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Detention without being charged

Some information about the Malaysian blogger who is detained without charge.

For an unknown reason, I'm not holding my breath for the Australian authorities to be preach the virtues human rights to the Asians today. Dr Haneef, for what it's worth, is now royally screwed. This is not to say I symphatize with him, lest I be mistaken as a reckless-symphatizer-of-a-reckless-supporter-of-cousinsterrorists.

A Fair Go in Australia is as dead as Truth, Freedom and Justice in America.

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Life is Tough When You Can't Tell One Politician from Another - Haneef Part 2

Check out this article in the online paper:
Mr Rudd, who was briefed early yesterday, also praised the AFP for its work in a "complex" case.

I had to read the article twice because I thought they had made an error and quoted the A.G. Phil Ruddock but misattributed it to the opposition leader Kevin Rudd.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Haneef Charged With Recklessly Providing Support

This just came in half an hour ago. Bloomberg reports:

``The charge is not one of having knowingly supported, but being reckless, and these offenses attract the possibility of very severe penalties,'' said Andrew Lynch, director of the terrorism and law project at the University of New South Wales. ``I think that is a fairly worrying state of affairs.''

I'm not sure if Australia can do any more to make itself less endearing to the Muslim countries around the world.


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Surrender Your Judgement

Here's something interesting I found.

Type into Google:

muslim surrender

And the first entry is about the Muslim Concept of Surrender to God

Now type into Google:

Jesus Surrender

The first entry points to "Surrending To Jesus".

How one chooses to surrender to ones faith is a matter of personal judgement, but you can see how a misguided leader can tell his flock to participate in suicide bombings, justification of bombings of abortion clinics, bombings of churches, invasion of countries.

The problem is inherently hard to solve though. How many times at work when you had to surrender your personal judgement because your boss told you to just "do it"? I do at least once a week, and I'd often say I'll do it, but under protest.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Whatever Happened to Mens Reas

I'm shaking my head at this.

Teenage kids walks in front of a car, car swerves, annoyed driver grabs the girl by the arm and lectures her.

Now he's a registered sex offender.

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