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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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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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