Sunday, March 15, 2009


New federal legislation closes a loophole in existing law, prescribing significant jail-time for Pine Gap protesters who insist on invading the facility. Greens senator Scott Ludlam is outraged:
"It is very unfortunate that Attorney-General Robert McClelland has followed his predecessor's lead, finishing what Ruddock started by amending the law to further crack down on peaceful protest."

He described the amendments as "retrospective revenge" designed to "punish and frighten those thinking about engaging in non-violent resistance against Pine Gap's role in war-making".
Protesters can still protest; they'll just have to remain outside the base.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine that, a Labor MP wrecking Bryla's claim to fame. Back to the drawing board, Bryla. Mehaul.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott Ludlum is a ratbag who writes crappy leftwing plays.

11:35 PM  

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