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(generated from captions) Mr Fraser says it's improper of Sir Edward to detail confidential security matters

in a book.

I believe communication between the head of ASIO and the PM or the Attornery-General ought to be confidential and I don't know how they found their way into a biography. I believe that Dennis Richardson's communication with the PM and other ministers, with John Howard and whatever,

ought to be confidential and I believe it would be a retrograde step if we find in a while they appear in a biography. Mr Fraser says he'll be drawn no further into the argument. If I comment on one claim, which I could easliy do, then why don't I comment on other claims, which I could easliy do, and that sort of thing never ends. The principal is an important one.

The former PM was speaking at the Sydney Town Hall this evening to launch a draft bill of human rights. In his speech, Mr Fraser says a check on the power of the executive is essential to check any erosion of the rights Australians have held since Federation. He also ridiculed the need for new laws introduced to combat terrorism, such as the powers of detention given to ASIO in 2003.

They don't have to believe that you are guilty of anything. They don't even have to know you know it, or to think you know it. They might think you know it and that's enough ground for detention. And followed that by comparing parts of proposed new anti-terrorism legislation agreed to by State and Commonwealth leaders last month to South Africa's apartheid laws.

Some parts of those control orders ╝Yellow

Seem to me to be very similar to

the banning orders that was young

versaly condemned in relation to

apartheid in South Australia.

Susan Ryan says Australia stands

alone amongst western democracies

alone amongst western democracies in its lack of a bill of rights.

Every person in Australia, every

Australian and/or others living

Australian and/or others living here have as human beings a range of

rights. Those rights need to be

protected by Australian law. They

are not. Australia is now the only

Western country without legislated

protection of human rights. This

lack of a human rights act is a

massive gap in our legal machinery.

Those behind the draft bill hope

federal MPs and senators will

consider it a viable document,

important to Australia's future. # Last night we heard an impassioned plea from the veteran journallist and Middle East specialist Robert Fisk for those governments engaged in the war on terrorism to deal with the grievances behind the Muslim anger with the West. Tonight, we speak to one of the key architects of the war in Iraq,

the former British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon. After the Blair Government was returned to power earlier this year, Geoff Hoon was demoted in a Cabinet reshuffle.

He's now the government leader in the House of Commons and he's in Australia to examine our electoral system. I spoke to him in Canberra earlier this evening. Last night we heard an impassioned plea Geoff Hoon, thanks for joiningus.

Good evening. Now, what do you say to the proposition that the war in Iraq, waged to make the world safer from terrorism, has, in fact, made all of us more vulnerable. I don't accept that. I know that that is an argument that is made,