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Defamation online…for beginners

Defamation online…for beginners

Do you tweet, face-off, blog…or just email, and reply to emails? Chances are you’re a candidate for a defamation action, or to be defamed. Read Defamation 101. 15 Aug 2017

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Let’s protect our right to health

Let’s protect our right to health

Patents protect intellectual property, but what safeguards right to health? With courts permitting patents over medical ’things’, parliament may have to legislate to ensure people retain their health rights. 9 Aug 2017

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Rights in Oz: ‘regressing all over’

Rights in Oz: ‘regressing all over’

As Tasmania and Queensland consider introducing Bills of Rights, a new book points out that Australians’ liberties and freedoms are being wound back, rather than being maintained and reinforced.. 8 Aug 2017

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Prodigal power grab ensures shambles

Prodigal power grab ensures shambles
Does the name of the new portfolio – Home Affairs Department – say it all? Are we being HAD? Paddy Gourley explains all the rules of good government now being broken. 2 Aug 2017
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Immigration: policy bias treats arrivals differently depending on transport

Immigration: policy bias treats arrivals   differently depending on transport

There’s one rule for boat arrivals, another for air arrivals: why do we discriminate, and why does Minister Dutton allow freeloaders to overstay in Australia for decades? 31 July 2017

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Is this the Home Affairs we really want?

Is this the Home Affairs we really want?
You can tell an organisation by the way it sells itself…and by the colour of its shirts, says CLA Director Jennifer Ashton, not a fan of Home Affairs. 24 July 2017
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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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