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64 bodies urge ratifying of OPCAT

64 bodies urge ratifying of OPCAT

From across the spectrum, more than 60 organisations are urging AG George Brandis to ratify – bring into law – the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture. 15 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Only the people can reclaim democracy

Only the people can reclaim democracy

It’s inexplicable why the Newman government has returned Queensland to ‘its dark past’, former Commissioner Tony Fitzgerald says. Only the people can save the state. 16 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Heads or tails: Charge is a toss-up

Heads or tails: Charge is a toss-up

Justice is a legal lottery when a police officer just ‘knows’ a person is guilty.  Even the supposed best interviewing techniques can lead to tunnel vision. 16 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

..and now police surveil mere protesters

..and now police surveil mere protesters
No sooner does the ASIO alert level go up than police start interpreting it as licence to surveil political activists who are nothing to do with terror. 12 Sept 2014

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Red alert: Terror laws on the march!

Red alert: Terror laws on the march!

Australia’s fear meter is ramped to red alert…mainly so scared citizens won’t become angry over new laws that further restrict civil liberties and invade our privacy. 12 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Tassie to adopt Right to Appeal law

Tassie to adopt Right to Appeal law

Tasmania announces it will adopt a new Right To Appeal law, providing a second chance to remedy miscarriages of justice. CLA’s national campaign has its first breakthrough! 9 Sep 2014 Read article » ...

Court to decide on wall divide

Court to decide on wall divide

A ceasefire in the Israel-Palestine conflict merely means resumption of continuing disputes, without weapons, where courts decide which neighbours shall be divided from each other. 3 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

ISDS: A cut above the courts?

ISDS:  A cut above the courts?

Many groups, including CLA, are warning about the dangers of adopting Investor State Dispute Settlement: here the Chief Justice sounds the alarm to his fellow judges.  2 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Sept 2014 CLArion newsletter: Terror laws tilt the balance between state and citizen

Sept 2014 CLArion newsletter: Terror laws tilt the balance between state and citizen

Parliament will soon pass the first 124 pages of new spying and surveillance laws. Two more tranches will follow. The laws give too much power to the state. 31 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

Colourful language … but not *&%$#@

Colourful language … but not *&%$#@

What’s in a name? Some monikers make you green with envy. But the dangerous calling cards are those which lead to sticks and stones, Len says. 27 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

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