The Apollo Project
Liberal Ideas for the 21st Century
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Ever Decreasing Circles
by Steve Travis

A PM seeking to legislate for detention without trial ... Muslims detained as a Terror plot is foiled ... debate in the media where liberals acuse authoritarians of undermining civil liberties and authoritarians accuse liberals of wooly-headed softness on terrorism.

Yes - the news in Australia is exactly the same as it is at home. Today's letters page of the Sydney Morning Herald gives a flavour of the debate.
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