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Two states have passed legislation regarding "Fixated Individuals". Both New South Wales and Queensland have recently passed laws under the guise they are protecting people from terrorism with these measures.
I am quite suspicious of this fact. These laws have been used to shut people up who speak out about corruption where government and corporations are concerned. For example. The young woman in Queensland Ms Fiona Wilson who blew the whistle on Origin Energy. More on Queensland laws and Ms Wilson later.
The following is an article written on the Sydney Criminal Lawyers Website regarding the New South Wales version of this same law written by By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim. The opening paragraph says it all.
A new unit of the NSW Police Force has been created which is ostensibly aimed at combating lone-wolf terrorism by closely monitoring ‘fixated persons’.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has told the media that the unit will focus on the intersection between ‘radicalisation’, mental illness and lone-wolf attacks.However, there are concerns the unit will do little more than target, harass and silence those who speak out against the . Click the following link to read the article in full at the link belowhttps://www.sydneycriminallawyers.com.au/blog/nsw-police-to-target-potential-lone-wolf-terrorists/
The NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said there is this new phenomena with people who become fixated on particular issues or particular people who are related to particular issues. This is so broad that I find it concerning to say the least.
It seems as I said above, this is a smoke screen to fool the general public into believing its about stopping terrorism. It is clear its not because they target people who speak out about corruption that in some way may link the government to the corrupt acts.
We see this with Fiona Wilson in Brisbane. Her next court case is on March 9. Her case is bizarre to the onlooker. Is this the Australia and the freedom our grandfathers fought and died for? Somehow I do not think so and when the RSL hierarchy has been found corrupt last year; then you have no chance of bringing morality to the pointless deaths of thousands over the various wars governments create.
It is in the Australian Constitution, we have a implied right to dissent if we think that laws are made unfair. Why is the Federal Government pushing the States so hard? Its like they are all hiding something and Barnaby Joyce is just a smoke screen for the lot (Sacrificial Lamb)
IMPLIED RIGHT - implied right are derived from the rulings and constitutional interpretation of the High Court.
Implied rights are not clearly outlined in the Constitution but are suggested or inferred in its text. In a manner of speaking, implied rights are found by ‘reading between the lines’ of the Constitution. They are derived from a particular definition or interpretation of key words or phrases. Implied rights are considered, identified and outlined by the High Court, in cases the court is required to interpret the Constitution.
Read more here about our Implied Rights and our five Express Rights according to the Australian Constitution. http://lawgovpol.com/express-rights-constitution/
While you are there, you might be wondering about how people stand with the law when it comes to protesting any of this legislation.
Notwithstanding the occasional recognition of protest as an object for legal protection, many of the cases illustrate the difficulty of balancing this with other interests at stake, notably public amenity, health or safety. The lofty rhetoric of speech protection rarely translates to legal success for protestors in a constitutional context. Conceptually, protest straddles categories ranging from speech to association and assembly, but it also struggles to achieve constitutional protection when operating as a ‘strategy of rupture’.
Now, finally back to Fiona Wilson. This Go Fund Me post came in my feed this morning and so it didn't take long to link the two states together with these similar laws.
From the GoFundMe Website *Queensland Laws
Former Origin Energy executive and whistleblower Fiona Wilson has been detained by the new Queensland Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (QFTAC) and injected against her will and without any charges laid against her.
Fiona is appealing this and the next hearing is on March 9 in Brisbane. Fiona needs a barrister to represent her in court as the case is now very complex.
It is the opinion of an independent Clinical and Consulting Psychologist, and a qualified Counsellor, that Fiona was/is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following the ordeal of blowing the whistle on the coal seam gas industry - and is NOT delusional, as the QFTAC have claimed.
The QFTAC are interpreting very broad definitions in Fiona's case. Fiona was merely trying to contact the relevant Queensland Minister about the evidence that she was exposing. Instead of acting on Fiona's evidence, the Minister referred her to QFTAC.
Details of the QFTAC and Fiona's case are on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/1earthmedia/status/956336176016732160?lang=enProactive intelligence agencies undoubtedly have their place, particularly in an ever-more-sophisticated world of anti-government activity. But so, of course, do concepts of open government, transparent and accountable law enforcement, and the right to dissent.
Unfortunately, the online QFTAC brochure is long on why ‘fixated persons’ must be monitored, but regrettably short on whether, and if so how, its own activities are. With no mention of any kind of public interest monitor, we’re left to wonder just precisely who is fixating on the people fixating on the fixated people.
Chris Nyst, Gold Coast Lawyer.
https://www.nystlegal.com.au/2017/05/26/fixated-folk/Fiona has since moved hundreds of kilometres away from Brisbane to begin a new life with her partner, but is still trapped in this new system. Fiona has exhausted her bank account fighting this to date but now needs a barrister to appeal the QFTAC's harsh new laws.