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Quest for ‘security’…at what cost?

Quest for ‘security'…at what cost?
Terrorism is a threat, but we should not allow it to be greatly exaggerated:  we acquiesce in the erosion of our liberties and freedoms at our peril, Saul Eslake says. 5 Dec 2017
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Dec 2017 newsletter: Prioritising needed for range of issues to be tackled in 2018

Dec 2017 newsletter: Prioritising needed  for range of issues to be tackled in 2018

Aged care rights and freedoms of sportspeople and in sport are two issues that need greater attention in 2018…but what other matters should be prioritised, do you think? 30 Nov 2017

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Prisoners in Australia? 7% are innocent

Prisoners in Australia?  7% are innocent
All prisoners claim they’re innocent, right? The reality is that some 300 or so – 7% of Australian prisoners in jail for murder, rape and serious crimes – probably ARE innocent. 23 Nov 2017
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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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