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TPP threatens drugs prices in Oz

TPP threatens drugs prices in Oz

If the pharmaceutical companies get their way with the TPP, the nation will pay through the nose for pills…and some Australians will miss out entirely on lifesaving drugs.  25 Aug 2015 Read article » ...

Democracy under grave threat: Clarke

Democracy under grave threat: Clarke

Nearly 15 years of political and bureaucratic extremism, ‘fighting terror’, have tilted democracy edge on, making it susceptible to toppling if a real threat develops, says Prof Roger Clarke .            24 Aug 2015 Read article » ...

Search and ye shall not find…

Search and ye shall not find...

Police wanted new firearm search powers desperately to fight gun proliferation in Sydney, so why did 642 special searches not find one firearm? The Ombudsman is investigating.     21 Aug 2015 Read article » ...

Duelling advice questions strip powers

Duelling advice questions strip powers

Duelling legal advice puts into question whether a proposed new citizenship law would be constitutional…but, whether yay or nay, it’s an awful piece of legislation says a leading academic. 17 Aug 2015 Read article » ...

ACT must be able to choose freely

ACT must be able to choose freely

Australian States can legislate about death choice, so it is completely inequitable that citizens of the ACT don’t have the same freedom to decide, an ACT government minister says.          12 Aug 2015 Read article » ...

Improving abortion exclusion zone laws

Improving abortion exclusion zone laws

Creating laws which fairly deal with protest and people’s right to privacy, particularly medical privacy, is complex, and nowhere more so than around abortion clinics. Here is CLA’s position.    11 Aug 2015 Read article » ...

Establish miscarriage projects: Kirby

Establish miscarriage projects: Kirby

Law schools and teachers should become much more active in working on miscarriage of justice projects, says Michael Kirby, while praising legal academic innovators Bob Moles and Bibi Sangha. 10 Aug 2015 Read article » ...

Secrecy undermines democracy

Secrecy undermines democracy

Admittedly ‘inappropriate’ behaviour by a customs officer over seizing – and using – a passenger’s mobile phone is being investigated, but very slowly and secretly. We the people deserves more transparency. 6 Aug 2015 Read article » ...

Aug 2015 newsletter: National mood starts to swing towards correcting ‘terror’ excesses

Aug 2015 newsletter:  National mood starts to swing towards correcting ‘terror’ excesses

The first signs are starting to emerge of a swing back from the overblown rhetoric of terrorism towards a more nuanced response in keeping with the rule of law in Australia. 1 Aug 2015 Read article » ...

‘Killer robots’ must be banned: researchers

‘Killer robots’ must be banned: researchers
A group of concerned, eminent citizens worldwide are calling for ‘killer robots’ to be banned from production as weapons of war, lessening the chance of their widespread proliferation. 28 July 2015

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Road to hell lined by parked buses

Road to hell lined by parked buses

‘Misguided enthusiasm’ may see inventive police park the bus illegally in trying to combat the drug scourge in rural communities. We need to stay alert to protect our liberties. 26 July 2015 Read article » ...

Parliament votes on it knows not what

Parliament votes on it knows not what

As the wrong parliamentary committee considers such a vital question as Australian citizenship, it will be deliberating on a crucial liberties and rights issue that is nowhere defined in law.  24 July 2015 Read article » ...