"premature unnecessary debate"
If EVER you required concrete, irrefutable proof that Australia is now a totalitarian police state, NOT a democracy - even in the most imaginative sense of the word - those three words are it.
When public debate is deemed unnecessary by any government, the last vestige of democracy has ceased to exist.
I will be leaving this hellhole the moment my savings reach the point of allowing me to do so and set myself up in a new country - currently looking at Canada or Spain. Which should hopefully be sometime around 2012.
Even returning to the UK is starting to look like a better option than staying here.