Police have a national photo ID database – and then there’s ASIO – but who else has you under surveillance? Apparently, poker machine sites keep tight track on patrons and their habits.
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
‘An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind’, said Gandhi. Taking a life in revenge or bloodlust demeans any state or society, Kay Danes argues. 2 Aug 2016
Protest laws around Australia are being beefed up against the citizen as police seek ascendancy over the people in a dangerous shifting of the democratic power balance in society. 19 April 2016
The smoking debate is vexed, and fanciful claims about second-hand smoke effect, particularly outdoors, do nothing to contribute to the tolerance needed for pro- and anti-groups to happily coexist. 12 April 2016
The latest Bill to achieve the right to choose your own life’s end is about to be debated in an Australian parliament. Cassy O’Connor explains why she is a co-sponsor. 23 Mar 2016
One of the world’s top business schools has dissected the TPP, finding that it would undermine public accountability, thwart democratic mechanisms and harm millions of people…just for starters. 13 March 2016
A nurse crashed headlong into compensation ’justice’ when an accident – not her fault – forced her to succumb to the talons of the legal profession, in many of its guises. 9 Mar 2016