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TPP negotiations again falter

TPP negotiations again falter

As US mid-term and presidential elections inch closer, politicking could destroy the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, even if greedy copyright, pharmaceutical and dispute resolution clauses don’t. 24 July 2014 Read article » ...

What if he had died, and she lived?

What if he had died, and she lived?

The justice scene throughout Australia is patchy. The choice of offence level may be uneven, the jurisdiction chosen haphazard. Hugh Selby questions one recent Tasmanian case. 8 July 2014 Read article » ...

Fast track to abusing the law

Fast track to abusing the law

Our government is breaking international law. It is ‘refouling’ (sending back into probable persecution) Sri Lankan asylum claimants. Please stop, says Louis Coutts: not in my name. 7 July 2014 Read article » ...

Justice denied: Eastman kept in jail

Justice denied: Eastman kept in jail

One month ago, a judicial inquiry ruled David Eastman was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1995. Why is he still languishing in a Canberra prison on 1 July 2014? Read article » ...

July 2014 CLArion newsletter: Rights bill turns 10, but freedoms under threat

July 2014 CLArion newsletter: Rights bill  turns 10, but freedoms under threat

As Australia’s first bill of rights turns 10, our freedoms are coming under increasing threat from a government intent on expanding the already-excessive spook laws. 1 July 2014  Read article » ...

Govt abandons safeguards monitor

Govt abandons safeguards monitor

As the government prepares to bring in tougher new security laws, it is abandoning the independent safeguards system that has operated for three years. 23 June 2014 Read article » ...

Should medical marijuana be legal?

Should medical marijuana be legal?

Should Australia allow medical marijuana for pain relief – and, like the USA, free up recreational use of the drug? The NSW Parliament may lead the nation. 20 June 2014 Read article » ...

CLA puts solutions to Riot Inquiry

CLA puts solutions to Riot Inquiry

CLA proposed refugee solutions, and expanded the investigation’s reporting scope, when appearing before the Manus Island Riot Death Inquiry at Parliament House. 17 June 2014 Read article » ...

Does OPAL’s lustre fade re privacy?

Does OPAL’s lustre fade re privacy?

Transport cards are convenient, for government and citizens, but do they cost us privacy…and how much are authorities trading our details to their benefit? 16 June 2014 Read article » ...

Freedom dies as the bikie bells toll

Freedom dies as the bikie bells toll

No get-out clause, no opt-out provision, no right of appeal. This is Queensland 2014: you can be guilty by association solely on the say-so of police. 14 June 2014 Read article » ...

Nobody is watching the watchers

Nobody is watching the watchers

Australia’s securitazi are supposedly oversighted by independent agencies and MPs, but in reality nobody closely supervises the shadowy out-of-sight and -mind faceless and nameless operatives. 11 June 2014 Read article » ...

Buzz presages death from the sky

Buzz presages death from the sky

Death reigns from the sky when a king-like President Obama bypasses the rule of law for assassination by stealth using the world’s latest weapons of indiscriminate destruction. 10 June 2014 Read article » ...

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