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Hicks conviction illegal: US govt

Hicks conviction illegal: US govt

It’s now official! The US government admits Guantanamo inmate of six years, David Hicks, was not legally convicted, and therefore was illegally held in an Australian jail also. 29 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Stopping executions overseas: what’s forgotten

Stopping executions overseas: what's forgotten

As Australians face imminent execution in Bali, after AFP perfidy, and Australia considers extraditing people overseas into harm’s way, it is time to look back on CLA work in 2008: 24 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Govt tries to repress journalists

Govt tries to repress journalists

Using secret police probes in a witch-hunt against journalists who reveal refugee processing abuses shows the government doesn’t believe in a free press, and doesn’t want informed citizens. 22 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Laying to rest police racism

Laying to rest police racism

Can one police officer make a difference? Yes, says Anthony Kelly, if the officer is willing to learn from the community and be prepared to change long-held views. 22 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Is it a duty to encrypt your data?

Is it a duty to encrypt your data?

Proposed mass data retention is so over-the-top repressive, here and in the UK, that some citizens have a positive duty to protect their sources, writes Crikey’s Bernard Keane. 21 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Woman wronged to receive rally support

Woman wronged to receive rally support

As the 6th anniversary of Bob Chappell’s mysterious disappearance nears, supporters are rallying to highlight the fact that an innocent woman is in Risdon Prison for his ‘murder’. 19 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Speak freely…and be recorded

Speak freely…and be recorded

Free speech is under attack, besieged as much by the those marching with linked arms against Muslim extremists as by those who would have bullets do their talking. 19 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Butterflies wing it, why can’t we?

Butterflies wing it, why can’t we?

As hate gripes in upon the world from all sides, Lou Coutts turns inwards for solutions and contemplates comparisons with the short life and beauty of the butterfly. 19 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Prisons Minister ‘blind to reality’

Prisons Minister 'blind to reality'

A sneering indifference to the poor is no way to run prisons and the fines system, CLA says. Ministers should represent all people, not just the upper class. 13 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Hicks officially innocent, Pentagon admits

Hicks officially innocent, Pentagon admits

The Pentagon has finally admitted David Hicks’ innocence: he was charged with a non-crime. Time for Howard, Ruddock and the government to pay compensation for their incompetence. 11 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Vaccination: more free speech, not less

Vaccination: more free speech, not less

Free speech means being able to comment publicly about many issues, including health. We support the national immunisation program, but acknowledge the right of opponents to speak out. 8 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

Tassie plans solo defamation law

Tassie plans solo defamation law

Tasmania is planning to break with other states and introduce a special defamation law allowing corporations to sue individuals who bad-mouth a company or its products. 8 Jan 2015 Read article » ...

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