Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Musicians and terrorists 

Australian political scene hasn't seen this much amusement for quite some time, as the Labor Opposition Leader Mark Latham attempts to "parachute" Peter Garrett, the ex-lead singer of the protest band Midnight Oil, into a safe Labor seat in Sydney.

Tim Blair's got the round-up of news and views, and Niner Charlie says that if you thought that Mark Latham is bad for the Australia-US alliance, just remember some of Peter Garrett's kooky ideas.

In other local news, Gnu Hunter discovers that one of our two Aussie detainees at Guantanamo Bay had been assaulted - alas, back in 2001, and by his fellow alleged jihadi on a Sydney street. It's a farce, but one with some dangerous implications.


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