Analysis: Australia terror laws under scrutiny

By Nick Bryant BBC News, Sydney Queensland’s Gold Coast has twice this year been the unlikely setting for stories that have reverberated around the globe. The first came in late February, when Dr Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, suggested to a Gold Coast business summit […]

Australia reassures India over detained doctor

Canberra, Reuters: By Australia moved today to calm Indian concerns over the detention of an Indian doctor on terror charges as the case against him hit a new problem. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said he had spoken to his Indian counterpart, Pranab Mukherjee, by phone to update him on the […]

Keelty defends handling of Haneef case

COMMISSIONER Mick Keelty has defended the Australian Federal Police (AFP) against allegations of incompetence following apparent flaws in the prosecution case against Mohamed Haneef. Mr Keelty late today urged lawyers and the media to stop commenting on the case against the Indian doctor charged with recklessly providing support to a […]

Latest on Haneef case: Sim card not siezed from crime jeep

Claim linking U.K. terror suspect to Glasgow vehicle may be wrong By The Associated Press Last update – 09:00 20/07/2007 BRISBANE, Australia – Prosecutors may have given an Australian court wrong information about a suspect’s links to the failed terrorist attacks in Britain, and badly damaged their chances of a […]

Haneef ‘knew nothing’ of failed bombings

July 18, 2007 – 5:59AM Terror suspect Mohamed Haneef has told Australian Federal Police (AFP) he knew nothing about the failed bombings linked to his second cousins in London and Glasgow. Dr Haneef has been charged with “recklessly” supporting a terrorist organisation, after providing a mobile phone SIM card to […]