...they could just lock themselves in, completely dis-connected from the outside, and never come out?
Canberra's appetite for security theatre could soon see comms blackouts in Parliament House as a response to terrorist threats. The proposal emerged by way of a briefing with the president of the press gallery, David Speers, who told Fairfax Media it's part of a plan to ramp up parliamentary security. As well as armed …
I'm assuming you are referring to the politicians, and not the journo's themselves.
Once they do that, we can get the journo's to broadcast a fake gas attack story, hoping the politicians will then seal up parliament house completely, thus saving oxygen for those who truly deserve it.
What we are seeing in Canberra is evidence of a serious mental illness. It is not just the data retention and the intimidatory tactics of placing armed guards behind the journalists but also Abbott’s fence around the hill and now talk of fitting the place with bullet proof windows at great expense. What is the man so afraid of? Is it a rational, irrational or medication induced fear? Perhaps the journalists will grow a pair and start holding the federal aviary to account now that they have been dumped in with the general population as the enemy.
It's the 1950's again!
Install a single public phone box outside Parliament House and the journo who is fastest can lodge their story first.
While we are at it, make them all wear hats with a PRESS card in the rim.
I'm off to the pub before the 6 o'clock swill deadline!
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