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I think we need to find better words than ‘terrorist’ and ‘terrorism’ because, to me, this implies a very one-sided view of the world. Often our forces could be seen by Iraqi civilians as being terrorists. ‘Terrorist’ is a word that is very commonly used against us by those same people in Iraq who have been radicalised—anything that creates terror is, by definition, terrorism. We use that word because it is a very simple word to use and it demonises people.

I also agree with Senator Ludlam that the reason these awful acts are being put on social media—appalling acts that are almost incomprehensible to a lot of people—is to influence debate in the west. I cannot help feeling that they want us to come over there and continue the holy war of the jihad that we so easily got ourselves into almost a decade ago and that has spread right across the Middle East in the past 10 years.

 

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WHISH-WILSON, Peter StuartBiography for WHISH-WILSON, Peter Stuart

Senator for Tasmania

Australian Greens


Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of Tasmania on 20.6.2012 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice RJ Brown (resigned)(term ended 30.6.2014). Elected 2013 (term began 1.7.2014).

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13.

Committee Service

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee from 11.9.12; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.13 to 7.7.14.

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.13; Treaties from 7.7.14.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Greens Portfolios: Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Trade; Waste from 1.7.12 to 11.11.13; Trade; Competition Policy and Small Business; Tourism; Waste; Marine (Tasmania) from 11.11.13 to 1.7.14; Competition Policy, Small Business and Consumer Affairs; Fisheries, Marine (Tasmania) and Whaling; Trade; Veterans’ Affairs from 1.7.14.

Personal

Born 24.2.1968, Singapore.

Married.

Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA (UNSW), MEc (UWA).

Banker and broker 1992-2003.

Wine grower and business owner 2004-12.

Lecturer, University of Tasmania 2005-12.

Military Service

Royal Australian Army 1986-89.

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