As I speculated when they seized Bill Henson’s photos police have decided not proceed with prosecution.

Interesting the police finally have acknowledged they received only 3 complaints and that the case was likely to be fraught with difficulty. Basically instead of going to the censor for advice they seemed to be driven by talk back radio hysteria. Of course Hetty Johnston wasn’t satisfied and the politicians didn’t act much better.

In further news this week the arrest of a number of men who accessed child pornography and were been arrested in the past week. The men charged include a police man. Worse still was the disgusting outburst from the Queensland National MP, Vaughan Johnson. This MP seems to pandering to the talk back lynch mob mentality.

I have to agree with Terry O’Gorman, vice-president of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties who said:

“Politicians are supposed to provide some leadership. He is happy to lead from the gutter and he should be seen in that light.”

In addition a senior police official was arrested this week for conspiring to import drugs.

Hopefully the media and the politicians will let this suspect get a fair trial.

Finally lets not forget the actions of NSW Education Minister John Della Bosca and his wife, local federal MP Belinda Neal.

Oh you have to love Australia sometime!

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