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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 » ...

Fear drives Abbott, Brandis

Fear drives Abbott, Brandis

Because politicians live in fear, they want all Australians to be constantly afraid: but, if you’ve done nothing wrong, why should your government spy on you? 9 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

They hanged Tommy…and still do

They hanged Tommy...and still do

Cruel Australia hanged Tommy-types 200 years ago. Now, we imprison them in foetid cells on far-off islands, so that only sweet smells permeate our cocoons. 3 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

…anarchy is loosed upon the world

...anarchy is loosed upon the world

Some people are starting to see comparisons with previous times as unrelenting ideological rigidity takes over from common sense in weaving Australia’s future social fabric. 1 Aug 2014

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US demands open slather on your data

US demands open slather on your data

A new court ruling in America says that all data, even if only tenuously linked to the USA, is not safe from snooping by the US Administration. 1 Aug 2014 Read article » ...

August 2104 CLArion newsletter: Civil liberties bodies to mount joint campaign

August 2104 CLArion newsletter: Civil  liberties bodies to mount joint campaign

Proposed sweeping surveillance powers for police and spooks are so alarming that civil liberties groups are combining to mount a joint campaign for common sense. 31 July 2014

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Surveillance hampers media, lawyers

Surveillance hampers media, lawyers

Just as AG George Brandis launches a massive expansion of surveillance and data retention, a serious warning from America warns about the dangers to democracy of such moves. 31 July 2014 Read article » ...

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