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Village of Idiots.

26th October:

Attorney-General Phillip Ruddock: "I don't think that in relation to the counter terrorism legislation, which is now being well published and well canvassed that anybody could say that we were sneaking something through in the aftermath of a Melbourne Cup race."

2nd November:

(Also known as Melbourne Cup Day)

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock introduced the law this afternoon following specific information about a potential terrorist threat in Australia. Prime Minister Howard said Australians should know all was being done to protect their safety.

"I ask my fellow Australians to understand that we are doing everything we can in a difficult situation to protect the public.

"I don't want to over-alarm people; equally I have said for a long time that the possibility of an attack in this country is there. That was repeated in the ASIO report.

"This is not a political issue."

3rd November:

(In New Zealand)

"Australian officials have confirmed that there is no imminent threat of terrorist attacks in Australia," said Prime Minister Helen Clark. "We have also been advised that the Australian general threat level has not been raised. It remains at medium. A terrorist attack is assessed as feasible and could well occur."


Nov. 3rd, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
i prefer lazy. less letters ;)
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Nov. 3rd, 2005 01:04 pm (UTC)
yep. though, if pushed for a real word to describe me and politics, it would be apathetic. all the emotion has been drained out for the most part. i can see a dull amusement in watching it, watching the conservatives fuck up the world, but i also know that you can't change it. so all i have is apathy.
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Nov. 4th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
I like to interject into other people's long conversations. Have either of you guys seen where we put the peanuts?

In all seriousness, I'm at the point of just feeling like Australia has gotten the government it deserved.
Nov. 4th, 2005 05:02 am (UTC)
In all seriousness, I'm at the point of just feeling like Australia has gotten the government it deserved.

i can't say i disagree. the swing to howard's conservatism hasn't been a tiny one. the country wants him and his buddies.