Thursday, August 04, 2005

Racial Profiling in Australia

The security agencies and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) are closely monitoring dozens of Australians who have had links to Islamic terrorist groups overseas. But the government has ruled out racial profiling as an effective means of fighting terrorism.

“Competent authorities do not target people on the basis of their race”, so says the Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock.

In other words, racial profiling, the use of race as a major consideration in law enfrocement practice, has no place in a free and democratic society like Australia.
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