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Is terrorism being over-sold?

Is terrorism being over-sold?

The instant response to a terrorist incident is to ‘declare war on terrorists’, but the chance of dying in a terrorist attack is still very small, says Prof Chris Michaelsen. 22 July 2016

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July 2016 CLArion: As Ministers change, the battle for the nation’s soul goes on

July 2016 CLArion: As Ministers change,  the battle for the nation’s soul goes on

No matter who rules Australia, the fight for a national corruption watchdog, for better treatment of refugees, and for winding back excessive surveillance and spookery needs to go on. 30 June 2016

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Fighting for abortion rights

Fighting for abortion rights

People will be surprised to learn that, in two major Australian states, abortion is illegal. It’s time to end the subterfuge, and makes sure the law allows women choice. 14 June 2016

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ADF side-steps employment rights

ADF side-steps employment rights
Defence can’t seem to eliminate sexual abuse, but that’s not surprising in a culture where job contracts are antiquated, and skewed towards bosses and domination, writes Kay Danes. 4 June 2016
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Our responsibility, their rights

Our responsibility, their rights
The 2000 ‘parked’ refugee seekers on Nauru and Manus need urgent help…but let’s not forget the other 28,000 souls lost in the sole ‘solution’ like ours in the world. 1 June 2016
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June 2016 CLArion: Pollies must spell out where they stand on liberties, freedoms

June 2016 CLArion: Pollies must spell out where they stand on liberties, freedoms

As the nation prepares to vote, politicians want us to focus on their issues, but Australians need to know where the pollies stand on our traditional liberties, rights and freedoms. 31 May 2016

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Suggesting solutions for refugees

Suggesting solutions for refugees

With few solutions to the nation’s long-term refugee puzzle coming forward, here’s a rounded proposal to start resolving the unequal human equation, given flexibility and a little residual compassion. 18 May 2016

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Fight for rights and freedoms, CJ says

Fight for rights and freedoms, CJ says

In a telling speech, retiring Chief Justice of Australia, Robert French, has urged citizens and lawyers to fight,  loudly and strongly, to keep our traditional rights, liberties and freedoms.  10 May 2016

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May 2016 newsletter: Members decide priorities for quizzing MPs pre-election

May 2016 newsletter: Members decide priorities for quizzing MPs pre-election

Members have determined CLA’s priorities for quizzing MPs and political parties before the 2016 election…including some surprising, innovative ideas for how to ensure pollies perform better. 1 May 2016

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Police rule…by divine ‘right’?

Police rule…by divine ‘right'?

Protest laws around Australia are being beefed up against the citizen as police seek ascendancy over the people in a dangerous shifting of the democratic power balance in society. 19 April 2016

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