by Andrew Jackson Extreme right-wing NSW Police Minister Michael Costa let slip his fascist tendencies again last week, revealing the next step in his plan to take total personal control of the NSW judiciary. Mr Costa announced at a Local Government meeting last week that he would publish "shame file" lists of Judges who did not sit before public meetings and justify their sentencing decisions. "It makes sense for magistrates to join police at PACTs [Police Accountability Community Teams] to meet with local MPs, mayors, business and community representatives to address their concerns", Mr Costa said. Citing recent several recent instances where he disagreed with sentences handed down by Judges, Mr Costa said, "a small number really haven't gotten the message ... the only way to deal with this issue is to ensure we put pressure on those people to get real about some of their decisions, because they are absurd. "The ones that we have seen reflect not only poorly on our whole system but poorly on the people who make these decisions because they have a complete lack of understanding of what the community expects." The NSW Attorney-General, Bob Debus, responded quickly to Mr Costa's proposal. "I feel certain that my colleague fully accepts that under the Westminster system magistrates remain independent", Mr Debus said. "Under no circumstances are they accountable to police." But what about the "mayors, business and community representatives", Mr Debus? Mr Carr and his Government are renowned for slavishly following talkback radio, and rushing legislation through Parliament according to weekly public opinion. Mr Costa drawn in newspaper cartoons with right-wing radio host Alan Jones sitting on his shoulder as a parrot. Other elements of Mr Costa's Police-State vision have already been implemented by the NSW Government. Last year the Labor Government passed "terrorism" legislation so extreme that it would not have looked out of place in Pinochet's Chile". The Police Powers Bill 2002 reads: "An authorisation (and any decision of the police minister under this part with respect to the authorisation) may not be challenged, reviewed, quashed or called into question on any grounds whatsoever before any court, tribunal, body or person in any legal proceedings." The Terror Legislation gave Mr Costa open slather to arrest, photograph, strip, secretly observe and interrogate with impunity any individual he deems may "prejudice the security of the state". It also allows him to shut down broadcasts, ban publications, seize property, order the removal of people from public places and call out large-scale use of military forces against NSW citizens.