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Take allegiance question to High Court

Take allegiance question to High Court

Should Greens Senators Ludlam and Waters depart meekly, without a legal fight? No, says Terry Dwyer, who argues that it’s strictly allegiance to the Queen, our sovereign, that matters.  19 July 2017

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Help Aborigines first, jail them last

Help Aborigines first, jail them last

The ever-increasing rate of Aboriginal jailing in Australia ‘shocks the conscience’ and comprises ‘unequal justice’, says WA’s Chief Justice Wayne Martin. He calls for urgent meaningful remedies.  10 July 2017

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Miscarriages and genes research likely to spark campaigns for major change

Miscarriages and genes research likely  to spark campaigns for major change
CLA initiatives to tabulate wrongful convictions in Australia, and to research genes privacy and ownership protection, are likely to result in major, long-term freedom and rights campaigns. 30 June 2017
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Facebook ID goes on trial

Facebook ID goes on trial
Is Facebook the new self-help tool for citizen sleuths wanting to track down people who have done them no good? Have a gander at this interesting judicial ruling. 20 June 2017
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‘Slavery’ act needs broadening: CLA

‘Slavery’ act needs broadening: CLA

Australia should enact a new modern slavery law, as the UK has done, but their Act can be improved says Fiona Gerry QC, author of the CLA submission to parliament. 21 June 2017

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Dutton fails, pays price with our cash

Dutton fails, pays price with our cash

Immigration Minister Dutton says the government was in the right over Manus refugee claims…but he has handed over $90m hush money anyway. Is he wastrel, or just wasteful. 20 June 2017

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Court of Appeal explains…

Court of Appeal explains…

Why is the Victorian Court of Appeal so concerned about criticism? Here’s the court’s explanation for why three Federal Ministers, and others, are out of order, according to rules. 19 June 2017

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AFP targets victims, not criminals

AFP targets victims, not criminals
If overseas crooks ripped you off for millions, you’d go the AFP, wouldn’t you? MIght not be such a good idea, when the AFP go after victims, not criminals.  12 June 2017
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Improving expungement law

Improving expungement law
Queensland, like other states and territories, is introducing a new law so historical homosexual convictions can be expunged from people’s criminal records. CLA is suggesting some simple improvements. 5 June 2017
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Enacting human rights for Tasmania

Enacting human rights for Tasmania

What we take for granted is not guaranteed, and could easily be taken away from us. We should enshrine our rights and liberties in foundational law, says Eva Cripps. 30 May 2017

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