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NewsletterCLA has called on PM Turnbull and AG Brandis to launch a robust, thorough national inquiry into all aspects of the justice-legal sector, which urgently needs to modernise. There has been no better time in recent decades to hold such an inquiry,” CLA President Dr Kristine Klugman said.
New passport-airport technology will mean greater data holdings on all Australians, including facial, iris and fingerprints held in a vast central database. The move comes as even volunteers look like having to undergo extensive vetting to serve for free at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. The battle to try to safeguard our privacy will escalate this year, with CLA moving to bring others into its campaign to create new laws to protect our rights to our genes, and privacy in relation to our genes and dealings with bodies like insurance companies.
In other items:
  • Aboriginal death/jailing rate ‘intolerable’, says Prof Triggs
  • Nudge-nudge: police want rights to ram chased cars
  • CLA launches two-year campaign for Charter of Rights in Tasmania
  • More than 82% of Aussies want a federal anti-corruption body
  • Rights in limbo as Brits Brexit
  • President pardons female domestic violence killer
  • Massacre man pleads for his human rights
  • Police and their friends kill 30 people a day
  • Two countries escalate state executions
  • Re-learning about ‘facts’ and porkies
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Now is the rights time

Now is the rights time

The top legal advisory body says Tasmania should have a Charter of Rights. Victoria and the ACT do, so too NZ, Canada, UK and USA. You too can sign your support. 10 Dec 2016

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No need to make laws more complex

No need to make laws more complex

The Tasmanian Parliament should should not increase complexity by adding their proposed new anti-discrimation law amendments, Civil Liberties Australia believes. More law is not always for the better.  13 Sept 2016
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Fighting for abortion rights

Fighting for abortion rights

People will be surprised to learn that, in two major Australian states, abortion is illegal. It’s time to end the subterfuge, and makes sure the law allows women choice. 14 June 2016

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Suggesting solutions for refugees

Suggesting solutions for refugees

With few solutions to the nation’s long-term refugee puzzle coming forward, here’s a rounded proposal to start resolving the unequal human equation, given flexibility and a little residual compassion. 18 May 2016

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Bevege achieves win for choice

Bevege achieves win for choice

A NSW tribunal has ruled it’s illegal to segregate public meetings on gender. The ruling, at the request of CLA member Alison Bevege, may have national and international ramifications. 5 March 2016

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