Radio Interview: Do New Police Powers in NSW Go Too Far?
Tuesday, 26 October 2004
Civil rights groups have reacted with concern to proposed changes to NSW police surveillance powers, which would enable the police to bug people's homes for up to 90 days and monitor more closely the communications of those convicted of terrorist offences.
The laws, announced by NSW Premier Bob Carr, are
yet to be tabled in parliament, however, they already won the support
of police and terrorism experts. However, civil libertarians like
Cameron Murphy, the president of the New South Wales Council for Civil
Liberties, remain concerned about the possible abuse of powers by
police. While Waleed Kadous from the Australian Muslim Civil Rights
Advocacy Network believe that these new powers will increase the
discrimination against and isolation felt by the Muslim community
You can listen to the audio of the article at The Wire.