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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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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. 15 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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Indigenous leaders show way as calls for change ripple through impatient society

Indigenous leaders show way as calls for change ripple through impatient society

Indigenous leaders are helping to drive a groundswell for fundamental, meaningful change rippling through society, with calls for an Australian republic now added to the request for ‘real’ representation. 31 May 2017

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Dutton airs his knowledge of fakes

Dutton airs his knowledge of fakes
Immigration supremo Dutton’s media releases are masterful examples of pejorative PR. Nobody can spin “fake” better, in more ways, than the Minister for abuse of refugee language. 24 May 2017
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We desperately need federal reform

We desperately need federal reform

Prof George Williams says Australia’s federal system is broken, and needs repair. CLA has been saying for years that the national legal system also needs a 100-year overhaul. 22 May 2017

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As tension increases, Parliament must be empowered to decide if we go into wars

As tension increases, Parliament must be   empowered to decide if we go into wars
As US-North Korea brinksmanship escalates, it becomes more obvious than ever that the Australian Parliament should decide on our going into warlike situations, not the Kitchen Cabinet. 30 April 2107
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Japan tries to revive TPP

Japan tries to revive TPP

The anti-personal freedoms, pro-corporate greed TPP deal is being resurrected by Japan, reports say.  Like a Frankenstein, will this ill-conceived monster never succumb to death? 26 April 2017

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