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Why I worry about 1111 souls in limbo

Why I worry about 1111 souls in limbo

Here’s the numbers, and the background, on how Australia degenerated to being at odds with the UN agencies, criticised for being inhumane, and holding people in interminable ‘detention’.  11 Nov 2017

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Nov 2017 newsletter: CLA calls for total overhaul in ‘Rebirth of the Nation’

Nov 2017 newsletter: CLA calls for total  overhaul in ‘Rebirth of the Nation'

The citizenship-politician crisis is warning and opportunity that it’s time for a complete overhaul of Australia’s Constitution, two centuries after its drafting. We need a new ‘founding deed’. 31 Oct 2017

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Plebiscite over, where to now for SSM?

Plebiscite over, where to now for SSM?
With the squibiscite over,  and presumably favouring Same-Sex Marriage as polls predicted, the battle will turn to wording of a new law. Here’s what CLA has said about that. 24 Oct 2017
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HC proves need for HR Act

HC proves need for HR Act
The High Court has struck a blow for Australians’ freedom to protest and speak up by ruling that Tasmania’s draconian 2014 laws were unconstitutional and showed ‘Pythonesque absurdity’. 18 Oct 2017
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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
The government, fresh from ringing itself in a steel-fenced citadel, has announced proposed new legal protection to stop fictitious bodies taking over control of the nation.
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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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