Outrageous abuse of power
As we all start to rally from the shock that is the EFB (always pro shutting down plutocracy, never using plutocracy as the defense to start your own) comes another enormous and dreadful expansion of power. I blogged on this issue after Scoop first reported it a couple of months back, and it’s gone through – no longer will the decision as to who a terrorist is be decided on the legality of the situation, it will now be decided politically, by the Prime Minster. Again I can’t help but think if it was National pulling shit like this there would be rioting in the streets, but because Labour are pulling it, it is somehow okay – why would we allow a Politician of all people to decide if someone is a terrorist or not – of course a Judge should make that call, to allow the Prime Minster to decide who and who is not a terrorist is a grim day for law in this country.
PM not High Court recommended to decide who are terrorists
A Parliamentary select committee has decided the Prime Minister and not the High Court should decide who is a terrorist. The committee has reported back on the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill. It says the Prime Minister should conduct three-yearly reviews of individuals and groups designated as terrorists to decide if they should stay that way. At present, the High Court makes the decisions.