"Hicks has now been banned from even talking about his experiences for twelve months, the duration of the Australian federal election campaign. Even Attorney-General Philip Ruddock today admits that he can't recall anything like the Hicks gag in his long and legally varied experience.
"This is a gag that is unconstitutional in its country of origin. It is a gag that is legally dubious in Australia. It is a gag that contravenes every shred of the notion of free speech.
"It is a gag that makes the Australian government -- whose hand is so stealthily and transparently behind it -- look like a bunch of totalitarian thugs."
Behold one of the TWS workers who is paid to record images of some people who were peacefully investigating the actions of the NSW Government in stealing water from the Kangaloon Aquifer. If you take my photo, I will take yours. But at least I will digitally suppress your identity in the photograph.