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(generated from captions) It simply isn't good enough. In a rare public interview with ABC Radio, Mary Gaudron was scathing saying the Commission procedures are not consistent with the rule of law or the notion of a fair trial. It is just an extraordinary procedure and extraordinary process. One in which rights are put at risk, in which the truth is put at risk and it's just not good enough. She believes after nearly four years at Guantanamo Bay, David Hicks' human rights have been infringed and the Australian Government should have intervened. The Attorney-General has dismissed the criticisms. While there might be retired and armchair critics from Australia I think the ultimate decisions in relation to the lawfulness of what is happening is determined in the United States. It is about time that Mr Ruddock actually saw that he is the only person in this country who doesn't understand the difference between a fair trial and an unfair trial. Mary Gaudron says at the very least David Hicks should be tried in the US court system with appropriate constitutional safeguards. But she has also questioned the Australian Government's claim that he can't be tried in this country. It's always been possible, or at least in modern times it's been possible to charge a person with, in one country, with conspiracy to do acts in another country. David Hicks will turn 30 this weekend. His father says it's time the Government listened. Unfortunately it falls on deaf ears. The Australian Government are happy that David will face the commissions and that's the way they'd like to leave it. And according to the Hicks legal team the Government is further failing their client by not paying for a second lawyer to travel to Guantanamo Bay. On the one hand where the Government is insisting on David facing up to this process and on the other it's starving it of the resources to properly and effectively defend himself. Amid criticism of the process set up to try terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay a new Amnesty International report has accused the US of operating secret detention centres around the world as part of the war on terror. The fact of secret detention facilitates human rights abuses such as torture and obviously this is a serious concern. The Australian Government says its no surprise that America is working with its allies. I am sure that what they're doing is in accordance with the laws of those particular countries. Amnesty says the US should reveal where all terror suspects are being held. Narda Gilmore, Lateline. US President George W. Bush has vowed to stay the course in Iraq following the single deadliest roadside bombing since the war began, that took the lives of 14 marines. The attack has confirmed fears from within the US military that the Iraqi insurgents are becoming more sophisticated in their bomb-making - a worrying development as the coalition troops battle to assert their control in the country. Tom Iggulden reports. A familiar sight in Iraq, but this was anything but a normal attack. To American commanders, it signals a frightening new reality in the war - the insurgents bombs are getting deadlier. The size and sophistication of the blast flipped the marines' 270-tonne troop carrier onto its roof - a blast far more powerful than the sort of explosions seen at the start of the insurgency. We have seen over the past few months a decline in the number of IED attacks. In volume they have decreased, but in lethality they remain very, very high. The marines were travelling in a carrier similar to these lightly-armoured amphibious vehicles designed for rapid beach landings, not fighting a prolonged guerilla war in the desert. The marine corps has been given one of the toughest jobs in Iraq - pacifying the corridor along the Euphrates River leading west from Baghdad to Syria. That line has been used in transit of personnel, perhaps weapons, money and perhaps ideology, as it feeds into Baghdad. US military commanders say recent bombings in western Iraq