В парламент внесли предложение, запрещающее критиковать правительство, и грозят давать до пятнашки тюрьмы .
За шпионаж грозят пожизненым.
А за " саботаж"-двадцаточку.
Малкольм Перевернибыка загнул покруче чем Дядюшка Джо загибал в 37.
Но кровавый тиран и беспредел с беззаконием-это только в России.
А на Заокраинном Западе-вольная воля и свободная свобода.
SOON IT MAY BE A CRIME TO CRITICIZE OUR GOVERNMENT
Today, Parliament faces a decision of serious consequence.
Legislation proposed by the Turnbull government will criminalise activities that ordinary people know are of vital importance to the healthy functioning of democracy.
And yet, with the support of the Labor Party, that legislation is set to pass. Today.
Under this new “Espionage” Bill...
Espionage” will be redefined to capture people who report on breaches of international law, or other misconduct, by the Australian Government. It will be punishable by up to life in prison. Merely possessing evidence of a breach could entail a 25 year sentence.
“Sabotage” will be redefined to capture peaceful protesters campaigning on global issues who obstruct public property. Blocking a road to protest the export of coal, or an international war, will be punishable by a 20 year prison sentence. Planning such activity would carry a 7 year prison sentence.
This bill will be a weapon for any government that wishes to shut down its political enemies and undermine democracy itself.
Australia united, believe the legislation will be unconstitutional, sections of the Constitution protect free speech, the argument based on the Lange case would need to be argued to imply those freedoms apply to electors.
Mark Aldridge in Adelaide has just tried that defense, the findings are handed down soon, after the judge reserved judgement back in April 2017.
Lets hope he wins, and f not, he appeals to the High Court, as a protection for us all.