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(generated from captions) a good way to run the Parliament. The reality is that's not the Australian community It's not good for to do its job. if the Senate is not allowed is preventing us from doing our job. John Howard's arrogance That's not a good thing. to rush the legislation. The Democrats don't see a need a bit of a reality check here. I think there needs to be to Australians There are a lot more threats

at this point in time. than are posed by terrorists But the PM is adamant

and pass the legislation. the Senate should examine ample time He believes there will be for senators to scrutinise the laws.

has already been approved The essence of this legislation by all the State governments - are controlled by the Labor Party. all of which I remind you in the alliance. But there are cracks appearing believes ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope to check the laws. there should be more time Mr Stanhope has broken ranks the legislation on his website. and released a copy of Attorney-General Philip Ruddock. The action has angered the Federal A spokesman says to State and Territory leaders the document was provided in good faith as confidential. and was clearly marked But now the draft is out there likes it or not. whether the Government The latest tension is in contrast to the unanimous support and Chief Ministers last month. given by the Premiers the backing it was looking for They gave the Government

with the PM in Canberra. during a meeting

at the gathering, Jon Stanhope arrived worried the laws may go too far. But the leaders were briefed

the Office of National Assessments by officers from ASIO, and the Federal Police. I have been asked many times Since that day, in those assurances. how I could have confidence that question around. I ask you to turn in those three men? How could I not have confidence

Now Jon Stanhope is cautious. human rights advocates. So too are some Opportunity Commission says The Human Rights and Equal has dramatic consequences the legislation through the Senate. and shouldn't be rushed It's easy enough to say that the community be protected. it's terribly important But it's equally important involved we protect human rights issues and we get the legislation right. and we get the legislation involved if it's all hastily pushed through There is a real risk that there will be errors in it. its majority in the Senate The Government wants to use before Christmas. to pass the legislation to make sure the laws are workable But it's under pressure can out them into practice. so that police and security agencies Sally Sara, Lateline. security lockdown tonight Iraq is under a virtual tomorrow's historic vote as the country prepares for on its draft constitution. have been closed The country's borders will be banned and most vehicle traffic of suicide bombings. to reduce the threat The Government says it's confident will win over sceptical Sunnis. changes made this week to the draft Norman Hermant reports. Saddam's statue once stood tall, In the square where now there are banners in tomorrow's referendum. urging Iraqis to vote "Yes or no," says this sign. ADVERTISEMENT PLAYS IN ARABIC a more sophisticated pitch. On television, there's also from all walks of life united This ad shows Iraqis to form the word 'constitution'. has been stepped up. Security across the country streets are virtually deserted. A 4-day holiday means