The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Comittee Select Committee is seeking submissions on the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill (No 2). 20 copies, by Monday, 14th March 2005, to:
Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Secretariat
This bill is a shocker, essentially allowing security and intelligence officials to criminalise behaviour after the fact. If you think that this is not the sort of thing which should be done in a democracy, then please let the committee know. If you don't know how to make a submission, the Office of the Clerk has a quick guide here. Alternatively, you can simply send the committee a letter. All you need is your name and address, whether you support or oppose the bill, whether you would like to make an oral submission before the committee, and (optionally) comment on specific clauses. I'd like to think that having some of the latter helps, but who knows what goes on in the minds of politicians?