[LINK] So what have we done about Melbourne IT's dirty deed
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Thu Mar 23 13:17:25 EST 2006
>>this country anyway, there is little point waving your hands in the air
>>about rights that exist in the US.
>There is no freedom of speech in Australia, only the freedom of political
>expression (as per a HC ruling about 20 years ago)
>>yet another reason to move to a republic with a bill of rights and a
>>constitution that a) give people rights b) restricts gov.
>Unfortunately that isn't the entire answer.
>When you give people rights then there is often an implicit addition that
>what rights are not expressly given are denied, and also with governments,
>that what actions are not expressly restricted are permitted.
Yes but we have laws like that already.
There was no LAW saying I could not put a shipping container on my front
yard, even though I had verbal approval.
There was no law saying I could either.
And the result was a police raid, 21 days in a mental hospital, criminal
charges, 12 months in court and the whole lot dismissed because there was
So we as a people need to be careful.
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