Talk:US peace activist to be deported from Australia

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There is a typo in the headline... 'ant-terrorism' ... and inconsistent capitalisation. Are these the same laws that had a recent article? How can someone be detained under proposed laws? I suspect he was detained under existing and probably years old laws. He has not been deported; he is still in country and has due process. Here's a quote from Ruddock: "...there are provisions by which the decisions can be challenged if people are inclined to do that."

That's from Auntie: another source

Brisbane Peace Convergence media release[edit]

Is this source available online? I haven't been able to find it by searching? If it doesn't exist online a registered Wikinews contributer at least needs to state that they have it, and preferably place a copy onto the talk page. - Borofkin 07:22, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

I've changed the article name to US peace activist to be deported from Australia. Mr Parkin is yet to be deported, and also he was arrested under standard immigration regulations that allow the government to declare a person of bad character, or a threat to public order, or whatever. It appears from the sources that this occurred because of some kind of a security assessment, however there are no details yet. - Borofkin 07:51, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

Appeal lodged[edit]

added this section and sources, plus mentioned the protests in Sydney and Melbourne. Also added detail on the workshop he was about to give in Melbourne, and the sponsoring organisations --Tirin 10:29, 12 September 2005 (UTC)

Nice work. This has become quite a good article. - Borofkin 03:11, 13 September 2005 (UTC)


the article reads like the propaganda found on protest websites - needs more government sources (perhaps say the Dep for Immigration or even Sen. vanstone if possible) regardless could be a lot more impartial

On the day that I worked on the article I checked the Department of Immigration website for media releases, but there weren't any. I searched many source articles for comments from the minister, but the best I could do was the comments from Phillip Ruddock. If you are able to find comments from Vanstone justifying her actions I encourage you to add them to the article. - Borofkin 01:27, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

Also note that all this article does is report on what various people have said. So far the arrest and planned deportation has been widely criticised, and not supported publically by anyone. - Borofkin 01:30, 15 September 2005 (UTC)