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Bulging prisons? Recidivist politicians

Bulging prisons? Recidivist politicians
Inmate numbers and prisons keep growing in Australia, even as crime falls worldwide. It’s scandalous that incompetent politicians keep building jails and locking more people up, says Ross Fitzgerald. 2 Jan 2017
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Jan 2017 CLArion: Age, genes, drugs and terrorism likely to dominate this year

Jan 2017 CLArion: Age, genes, drugs and    terrorism likely to dominate this year

The above issues, plus the shape of our own democracy, will come to the fore in 2017, as impetus grows for changes under CLA’s 10-year campaign for Better Justice. 31 Jan 2017

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IP: Let’s get copying right

IP: Let’s get copying right

There’s a better, fairer way to do copyright, says the Productivity Commission. Economics guru Peter Martin outlines the pros and the cons of those in the escalating debate. 22 Dec 2016

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Baby boomers demand dignity

Baby boomers demand dignity

The Protest Generation – aka baby boomers – won’t stand for being told they can’t decide their own deaths, says Prof Ross Fitzgerald. Crucial parliamentary votes are in the offing. 13 Dec 2016

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Now is the rights time

Now is the rights time

The top legal advisory body says Tasmania should have a Charter of Rights. Victoria and the ACT do, so too NZ, Canada, UK and USA. You too can sign your support. 10 Dec 2016

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Law and order issues for WA

Law and order issues for WA

No matter who wins the next state election, there’s a dire need to deliver a fair go and equity as much as economics and ‘law and order’, says Tom Percy. 5 Dec 2016 

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Chance to intern with us….

Chance to intern with us….

Students doing law or journalism or another course involving liberties and rights questions might like to think about an internship with CLA. Here’s some information on how.. 5 Dec 2016

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Dec 2016 CLArion: Mega-fails by govt show how balance has been abandoned

Dec 2016 CLArion: Mega-fails by govt show how balance has been abandoned
The two most recent national mega-failures – the 2013 WA Senate election and the 2016 census – show how unbalanced government is costing us dearly and presage worse in store. 30 Nov 2016
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Telling tale of two Senators

Telling tale of two Senators

The High Court’s consideration of the tale of two Senators – Culleton and Day – calls for a bench of judges to make a ruling for all time, says CLA’s V-P Timothy Vines. 8 Nov 2016

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Nov 2016 CLArion: Fears that govt will use tick-flick to bypass full TPP review

Nov 2016 CLArion: Fears that govt will  use tick-flick to bypass full TPP review

There are fears the Turnbull govt is planning to bypass an ongoing parliamentary committee review of the TPP agreement by gagging debate and ‘tick-flicking’ a formal vote on the treaty. 31 Oct 2016

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