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Victoria passes ‘sexting’ laws

Victoria passes 'sexting' laws

New and enlightened ‘sexting’ laws will prevent young people from getting criminal – and sex offender registry – records just for innocent selfie photographs. Other states should follow suit.  16 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

Diverse groups ask for more thought

Diverse groups ask for more thought

Diverse interests, from Muslim groups to CLA, have combined to ask the government to delay its latest tranche of terror laws to allow more consideration and consultation. 16 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

High Court…always a softie for true love

High Court...always a softie for true love

Justice Margaret McMurdo urges young lawyers to help entrench human rights in the hearts and minds of citizens..so we can have a charter of rights. 14 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

Keogh fate being closely watched

Keogh fate being closely watched

A decision is expected within months in the Keogh case, an appeal under a new South Australian law being used for the first time. 9 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

Why are women in prison up 40%?

Why are women in prison up 40%?

The latest report on women in prison in WA focuses on dealing with increasing numbers, rather than freeing up spaces by not jailing females unnecessarily. 9 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

Some laws poorly drafted, unworkable

Some laws poorly drafted, unworkable

We need terror laws, but they must be well-drafted and workable, and avoid targeting Australia’s freedom of speech, movement and association, says Prof George Williams. 6 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

Learning to avoid getting it wrong

Learning to avoid getting it wrong

There are lessons worldwide to be learned from Wrongful Conviction Day, held this month: here are 10 from Toronto in Canada, most of which apply here. 5 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

Times features CLA over burqa ban

Times features CLA over burqa ban

MPs – and the PM – should be wary of banning Australians from their own Parliament House because of their choice of clothing, CLA has joined others in warning. 2 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

Oct 2014 CLArion newsletter: What can we do when MPs won’t listen to sense?

Oct 2014 CLArion newsletter: What can we do when MPs won't listen to sense?

Tweedledum politicians, spooked and running scared, unwittingly hand victory to terrorists over Australia’s liberties, rights and freedoms. Where are our statesmen (and women) when we need them?  30 Sept 2014

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Terror: What key people have to say

Terror: What key people have to say

Fanning fear in society is like lighting a bushfire: you never know whose house it will burn down. Here a range of experts make pertinent comments. 24 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

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