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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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Mandatory: thoughtless sentencing

Mandatory: thoughtless sentencing

Under our constitutions, politicians do laws and judges do trials and sentencing. There’s no place in a rule-of-law society for pollies to usurp the role of the legal system. 20 April 2017

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When victims meet perpetrators

When victims meet perpetrators

Justice in Australia doesn’t come in just one size: a new form, restorative, is starting to reintroduce victims and criminals to each other for better outcomes for both sides. 5 April 2017

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Info-graphics are act of courage

Info-graphics are act of courage

Against the odds, the federal bureaucracy’s Timothy is leading an unlikely counter-Pilgrimage to safeguard public access rights to privacy, FOI, and info policy from attack by AG George Brandis. 5 April 2017

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April 2017 CLArion: Parliament at last aware of extradition treaty dangers

April 2017 CLArion: Parliament at last   aware of extradition treaty dangers
The federal parliament has at last become aware of the dangers to human rights in Australia’s extradition treaties: CLA has been warning of the problem for nearly a decade. 31 March 2017
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Report/minutes of 2017 eAGM (and Declaration of the Election)

Report/minutes of 2017 eAGM (and Declaration of the Election)

CLA’s electronic and postal Annual General Meeting for 2017 has concluded, with about 57% of members voting, slightly down on the percentage in the past two years. 28 March 2017

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Broadcaster belongs to we the people

Broadcaster belongs to we the people

The ABC is suffering the bullying and harassment of government. It’s time for the people to ’rescue’ the organisation which is normally involved in the saving of Australians. 25 March 2017

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Wrongfully convicted…would I lie to you?

Wrongfully convicted…would I lie to you?
There’s a rash of proven wrongful convictions in the US and UK, but Australia’s ‘justice’ system ignores the signals from overseas that the same problems are probably evident here. 23 March 2017 
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Popping the marriage question

Popping the marriage question

Absent the planned plebiscite, we’re not having the robust marriage debate we should be having. Max Thomas weighs in with observations on a core question: what is marriage for? 21 March 2017

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Questing for justice

Questing for justice

The education of lawyers can last a lifetime…sometimes somebody else’s, in jail. James Moore explains why it is important for civil society to question our laws and legal structures.  20 March 2017

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