[LINK] election called - Oct 9
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Sun Aug 29 15:35:58 EST 2004
At 15:18 29/08/2004 +1000, tal wrote:
>On Sun, 2004-08-29 at 13:09, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> > In case you don't have the telly on [7 and 9 are the only ones covering
> > it], the election has been called for Oct 9.
> > Parliament prorogued [sp?] from 5pm Tuesday. Means at least 2 sitting
> > Let the games begin....
I thought the games just finished?
>Howard will not be recalling the House of Reps.
>The Senate gets 2 days to sit - this will just give them time to pass
>the (supported by Labor) bill to allow various authorities to read email
>at will. The EFA is a bit exercised by this, but there's nowt they (or
>we) can do about it. The really nasty bit is that in some cases no
>warrants will be required, and in others the warrants can be issued by
>the investigating authorities without scrutiny.
And this is different to laws such as the LGA, Chils Protection, Mental
Health, ASIC and others because ???
It's just another piece of legislation broadening the powers of corruption,
intervention and authoritive protection, over those of the citizen.
But what else is new.
>Be pissed off. Be very pissed off.
But it won't matter in that case as to which party is elected, as they,
apparently both support the legislation.
Not really a positive step when it comes to elections, but I'll be voting
the same way I always do. Sadly. At least then I can distance myself from
the statement "You voted for it."
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