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Judicial independence under assault

Judicial independence under assault

Judging judges is fraught with dangers, says Louis Coutts. In any examination of the legal system, we should also examine the competency of prosecutors and defence lawyers. Read article » ...

Is Political Correctness out of control?

Is Political Correctness out of control?

Free speech is a like a leopard, spotty, not like a zebra, black or white. If you demand it, you should be the first to defend allowing it to others. Read article » ...

April 2014: CLArion newsletter: Monitor abolished – is surveillance to expand?

April 2014: CLArion newsletter: Monitor  abolished – is surveillance to expand?

The government’s agenda confuses: rights are to be rejuvenated says AG Brandis, but in the same breath he spruiks bigotry and abolishes our main safeguard against excessive terror laws. Read article » ...

Privacy demands prior notification

Privacy demands prior notification

Privacy protection should mean notification in advance, before confidential information is sent willy-nilly out of Australia, Dr Terry Dwyer writes, countering Privacy Commissioner Tim Pilgrim’s arguments. Read article » ...

Airport audit shows police mind luggage

Airport audit shows police mind luggage

The AFP’s special aviation police spend more time on luggage items than any other duty, and AFP formal documents are woefully out of date, a recent ANAO audit shows. Read article » ...

Who’s covering up for whom?

Who’s covering up for whom?

Refugees may have slowed to a trickle, but accountability at Estimates has died completely as secretly-priced Orange Roughie lifeboats wave the usual rules of public communications. Read article » ...

Halleluja! We have an explanation

Halleluja! We have an explanation

Speaking in tongues: can a group of islanders force a church to worship in their language, not English? No, says Federal Court judge Susan Kenny, shining divined light on right. Read article » ...

Report of the eAGM 2014

Civil Liberties Australia Inc’s electronic Annual General Meeting for 2014 has concluded, with a 56% ‘turnout’ overall. We also received very many favorable comments on CLA’s work during the year…and a few suggesting change and improvement. Read article » ...

INSLM is wrong security target

INSLM is wrong security target

The government is abolishing the wrong security safeguard in getting rid of the Independent National Monitor, Civil Liberties Australia and the Australian Privacy Foundation say. Read article » ...

Children face ‘Big Brother’ at school

Children face 'Big Brother' at school

Fingerprinting of schoolchildren needs proper privacy impact assessment, and parents must have free choice about whether to allow their children to be caught up in the technology, CLA says. Read article » ...

High Court CJ wants court time ‘metered’

High Court CJ wants court time 'metered'

Chief Justice of the High Court, Robert French, is calling for court cases to be time-limited to cope with “systemic problems of costs and delay” in the legal system. Read article » ...

It can’t…, it won’t…, and it shouldn’t work

It can’t..., it won’t..., and it shouldn’t work

The G20 tax agenda, which basically makes private information globally public, offends on at least three levels, Terry Dwyer writes…but not least because it infringes personal liberties. Read article » ...

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