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Australia denies new terror laws make it a police state

Australia has denied suggestions that tough new anti-terror laws would make the country a police state and possibly foster extremist views, saying the legislation was a measured response to the threat the country faced. The government Thursday announced the new laws, which come in the wake of the July 7 suicide bombings carried out by British-born Muslims on London underground trains and a bus which killed 56 people and injured hundreds more. Civil libertarians have branded as extreme the proposed legislation which allows for terror suspects to be fitted with tracking devices and anyone who preaches violence to be thrown into jail.Full Story

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