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Proposal for a Notice of Motion – eAGM 2016

Proposal for a Notice of Motion – eAGM 2016

A formal call for Notice of Motion(s) has been made for this year’s eAGM and any proposal will need to be lodged before 5pm 20 February 2016. Read article » ...

Terror law still curbs press freedom

Terror law still curbs press freedom

The latest ‘anti-terror’ law continues to be a serious curb on press freedom, Keiran Hardy writes, even though AG Brandis has claimed he is accepting demands to ameliorate it.               7 Feb 2016 Read article » ...

TPP: MP critics have their say

TPP: MP critics have their say
It’s two years before Australia has to ratify the TPP agreement, but it’s being rushed through parliament. Here’s what some MPs and civil society critics say, reported by Pauline Westwood.    6 Feb 2016

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Sex abuser website gets thumbs down

Sex abuser website gets thumbs down

The first government roadshow promoting a new sex abuser ‘name and shame’ website provoked an odd reaction: once they heard the details, people overwhelmingly rejected the idea. 1 Feb 2016 Read article » ...

Task force seeks radical prison overhaul

Task force seeks radical prison overhaul

A Confessional task force has spent over a year exploring options for creating a better and cheaper US prison-justice system…and there’s some lessons for Australia too.            31 Jan 2016 Read article » ...

Feb 2016 newsletter: CLA letters call for Royal Commission and Assange pardon

Feb 2016 newsletter: CLA letters call for  Royal Commission and Assange pardon

In a big year for elections, CLA is calling for better justice via a Royal Commission in one state, and presidential pardons for three whistleblowers in the USA. 31 Jan 2016 Read article » ...

TPP: MPs should resist ratifying

TPP: MPs should resist ratifying

The government is about to pressure MPs to ratify the TPP trade agreement: they should not do so, because we have two years to make up our minds.      30 Jan 2016 Read article » ...

Human rights losing to bad policies

Human rights losing to bad policies
The Age newspaper is speaking out about the real threat to Australia – weak politicians. Its editorial explains that rights and liberties are not niceties, but are what makes Australia. 29 Jan 2016

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Premier: please hold Royal Commission

Premier: please hold Royal Commission

CLA’s Australia Day letters target important and urgent issues: this year we’re calling on the Premier to launch a Royal Commission into the state of justice in South Australia. Australia Day 2016 Read article » ...

Australia Day: pardon Assange

Australia Day: pardon Assange

As the US President leaves office, traditionally he pardons a range of people: Civil Liberties Australia is asking that Obama pardons Julian Assange, Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. Australia Day 2016 Read article » ...

Caught, held, ‘no punishment’

Caught, held, ‘no punishment’

A quirk of timing and personnel gave us the Al Kateb decision of the High Court, meaning refugees can be permanently jailed. It’s time to re-visit the issue.     22 Jan 2016 Read article » ...

FAQ: Show us your licence

FAQ: Show us your licence

Privacy parasites – privasites – are people who prey on others, demanding copies or scans of licences, when usually they have no rights whatsoever, just a ‘You show us yours’ mentality.           21 Jan 2016 Read article » ...