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Rule of Law or Money

judiciary“First come first served” is the motto for those advocating human rights and freedom. There should be no prejudice. Whoever is at the head of a queue gets served first. Race, money, religion and societal ranks should not in anyway subvert this fundamental “rule of law”. This sounds good. The intent of this rule appears at first glance to be fair and just. Just before the launch of a new iPhone gadget, people queued for days to get their hands at an iDiot gadget. The same goes for “Black Friday”, buying a cinema ticket, getting a cab and so on. The concept works most times and helps maintain law and order. This principle is referred to as the “cab rank rule”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Confused?

0Sydney Morning HeraldBut the Prime Minister said that even if Monis had been “front and centre on our watch lists, even if this individual had been monitored 24 hours a day, it’s quite likely, certainly possible, that this incident could have taken place”.

And Mr Abbott vowed that if a review of Australia’s counter-terrorism measures found that a further strengthening of laws was needed “I’ll be doing more. My job is pretty simple, to try and protect and ensure the community is safe”.

“How can someone who has had such a long and chequered history not be on the appropriate watch lists and how can someone like that be entirely at large in the community?”   (…..)

Mr Abbott said that Monis had been “well known” to the Australian Federal Police, spy agency ASIO and the NSW police “but I don’t believe that he was on a terror watch list at this time”.  Read the rest of this entry »

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