Sweet contradiction

Same sex couples recognised in terror law

Greens Senator Kerry Nettle said today the government's recognition of same-sex couples in its planned terror laws was a pleasing shift in policy.

Clauses in Schedule 4 of the Draft Anti-Terrorism Bill 2005 definingwhich family members could be contacted by someone in preventativedetention include same-sex partners in the definition of family member.

"It is great to see the government recognising same sex relationships.But this is not the legislation for it. This bill is about removing the fundamental rights of all Australians and the Government isensuring that they also remove the rights of same sex couples",Senator Nettle said.