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Age: “Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson wants burning the Australian flag to be made an offence under the Crimes Act.”

“”Like the anti-terror laws, this is an example of the Howard Government’s complete failure to understand the importance of our fundamental freedoms,” the president of Liberty Victoria, Chris Maxwell, said. “They seem to think that the ‘new terrorist environment’ justifies attacking those rights and freedoms which all Australians cherish. We deserve better from our leaders.””