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Has the umpire left the Court ?

Has the umpire left the Court ?

The High Court has washed its hands of a precise ruling over the same-sex marriage plebiscite – is this a case of a ‘responsible’ body walking away from its apparent duty? 3 Oct 2017

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Oct 2017 CLArion: Govt living in fear is newly afraid of fictitious bodies threat

Oct 2017 CLArion: Govt living in fear is  newly afraid of fictitious bodies threat
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Sep 2017 CLArion: Bid for a Bill of Rights to help counter creeping control by ASIS and spooks

Sep 2017 CLArion: Bid for a Bill of Rights to help counter creeping control by ASIS and spooks

Independent MHR Andrew Wilkie launches a new bid for a national Bill of Rights in Parliament, even as ASIS and other spooks demonstrate increasing control over ordinary Australians. 31 Aug 2017

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Rally aims to lift law’s deadweight

Rally aims to lift law’s deadweight
Over eight years, there has been so much rallying, so regularly, by respected members of society, that the Sue Neill-Fraser case must eventually demand a formal public inquiry. 23 Aug 2017
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CLA helps prepare for rights dialogue

CLA helps prepare for rights dialogue

CLA Director Jennifer Ashton reports on behind-scenes work helping the government to prepare for dialogue with Vietnam, in which Australia promotes greater adherence to human rights norms. 19 July 2017

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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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