However in 2015 the Police, State, Federal and Commonwealth Security Agencies will be able to act with an even lower threshold of suspicion, not just a reasonable belief, within the new legislation Foreign Fighters Amendment Bill 2014. Or is it the other way around? The level of evidentiary intent has been diluted to a “shoot from the hip” legislation. Of course months after a person is raided or arrested under the new terror act amendments, or searched with out a warrant it will take months, years to recover from a full force intrusion of Federal Security Agencies into your life. And it will be all done legally with as much force as required to put citizens back in their boxes.
After the way this tragic situation arose, near undetected regardless of the extensive prior criminal background, State and Local Government and even the Muslim Community did n’t have a crystal ball. It is the way the questions regarding the access to a firearm whilst on bail for serious crimes are answered which will steer the outcome (see Operation Hammerhead media release) of this tragedy and will effect all Australians.
It will effect the way legislation is passed through Parliament and could trigger an emotive knee jerk Senate waterfall of laws that should never see the light of day. This is now where Australia finds itself, in the post G20 haze, balancing between the 1033 Military Surplus ‘Strike first’ Police, or an inclusive community policing and public interest.
This will be remembered as another lost innocence, another time Australians realised that the rest of the world’s troubles are here with us now.
Further to this has been the following news links in regard to “Iran says it requested 14 years ago the extradition of Man Haron Monis – the gunman behind the Sydney siege – but Australia refused to hand him over.”
As part of the inquiry into the Lindt Cafe siege in July 2016