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Mar 2017 CLArion: Ratifying convention would open jails to external inspection

Mar 2017 CLArion: Ratifying convention  would open jails to external inspection

AG Brandis has promised to ratify the torture convention, thus opening up detention centres to inspection, by the end of the year. CLA fervently hopes he keeps his promise. 28 Feb 2017

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Resist drones, mindless drones

Resist drones, mindless drones

As technology intrudes increasingly into our lives in future, we need to be wary of allowing mindless surveillance and killing devices to have robotic control over life and death. 23 Feb 2017

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CLA eAGM 2017 – Board Nomination Form

CLA eAGM 2017 - Board Nomination Form

Members are advised that nominations have been called for the vacancies on the Board of Directors relating to this year’s eAGM. Elections for the Board are conducted every two years. A guide to duties/time/effort required of Board Members is available to assist in any consideration to stand.

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Motions for Discussion – eAGM 2017

Motions for Discussion - eAGM 2017

In preparation for the 2017 electronic Annual General Meeting (eAGM) voting the following motions are proposed by the Board for the consideration of members

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The Unlucky Country: them…and us

The Unlucky Country: them…and us

Why are bankers and lawyers protected species? Evan Whitton says it harks back to the City and ‘Mother’ England…with democracy going downhill since the time of the Romans. 17 Feb 2017

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Court out by sexism

Court out by sexism
Professions should lead the way for society, so why are female lawyers so relatively poorly paid, under appreciated and subjected to dismissive slights. Ben Aulich ponders the problem. 10 Feb 2017
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This is the fight of your life…

This is the fight of your life...

There’s a dark, vicious, potentially violent world lurking just beyond your mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer. But you have to be sick to discover it, says a special correspondent. 6 Feb 2017

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Proposal for a Notice of Motion – eAGM 2017

Proposal for a Notice of Motion – eAGM 2017

A formal call for Notice of Motion(s) has been made for this year’s eAGM and any proposal will need to be lodged before 5pm 18 February 2017.

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Feb 2017 CLArion: Justice-legal ‘industry’ needs national structural reform inquiry

Feb 2017 CLArion: Justice-legal ‘industry’  needs national structural reform inquiry
CLA has called on PM Turnbull and AG Brandis to launch a robust, thorough national inquiry into all aspects of the justice-legal sector, which urgently needs to modernise. 31 Jan 2017
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CLA asks PM for legal reform inquiry

CLA asks PM for legal reform inquiry
AUSTRALIA DAY letter: CLA’s OzDay letter for 2017 calls on the PM and AG to launch a long-term, national, structural ‘reform’ inquiry into the justice-legal sector. 26 Jan 2017
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