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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Australia to Join the Ranks

So it seems Australia now plans to fingerprint and face-scan visitors from about 10 high-risk countries in attempts to combat extremism. The countries are yet to be identified.  

According to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, "Terrorism continues to pose a serious threat and a serious challenge to Australia's security interests. That threat is not diminishing."

"In fact, the government security intelligence agencies assess that terrorism has become a persistent and permanent feature of Australia's security environment. These agencies warn that an attack could occur at any time."

I cannot say I anticipate being face-scanned, however I still stand by my belief that security trumps human rights.

Going too far or do you feel safer?


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