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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 » ...

I could go to jail for this next month

I could go to jail for this next month

ASIO is in the subterfuge game. That’s why they’re saying harsh anti-privacy laws are targeting jihadists. But that’s not the reason the laws were written. 26 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

Tips for privacy, security online

Tips for privacy, security online

Privacy-invasive new spy laws are likely to pass parliament in the next few weeks: here’s how to practically make yourself about as protected as possible. 22 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

NT to name/shame people online

NT to name/shame people online

The NT government, facing nearly $50 million in unpaid fines and recalcitrant defaulters, is about to take the extraordinary step of naming and shaming people online. 22 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

Palestine: Innocence kidnapped

Palestine: Innocence kidnapped

The Palestine conflict, through an Australian’s eyes, is about the rule of law. But hatred, misinformation and double dealing cast an impenetrable pall over relationships.  20 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

CLA speaks: protesting protests gag

CLA speaks: protesting protests gag

Tasmanian Director of CLA, Richard Griggs, is a keynote speaker at a Hobart rally against proposed new laws which reduce free speech and limit protests. 12 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

UN condemns lack of remedies

UN condemns lack of remedies

Disparate groups are banding together to force Victoria to act on UN rulings in an old case where justice has not been done, nor seen to be done. 11 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

Turning point for state’s justice

Turning point for state's justice

Mandatory minimum prison sentences for ‘illegal’ protests are a mistake for both justice and practical reasons. Both ‘poor’ law and ‘poor’ taxpayers, says CLA’s Richard Griggs. 10 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

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