I am dismayed that after the contribution of Senator Christlyn Moore the Independent senators who followed her could not support the bill that is before the Senate.
She was very clinical in refuting all the arguments put forward by the Opposition and Independent Senator Elton Prescott, that surely any objective person would see the need to give support to the bill.
The strategy that is being employed by the Opposition is to create fear in the minds of the population that a military state is being created and that our rights as guaranteed by the Constitution are going to be taken away. Nothing can be further from the truth.
The Government is charged with the responsibility of protecting all citizens and it is going a long way to live up to its mandate, so as a citizen I fully endorse the creation of the soldier/police and look forward to seeing good sense prevail and all senators, including the Opposition senators, give support to this bill.