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Why are we militarising customs?

Why are we militarising customs?

The proposed new Australian Border Force – never publicly justified – will be a costly mega-agency destined to produce a mistrustful workforce and officer persecution, based on departmental histories. 23 April 2015 Read article » ...

Bill is pernicious danger to rule of law

Bill is pernicious danger to rule of law

A Bill, proposed by Immigration Minister Dutton would give contractors, trained to nightclub bouncer standards only, the right to decide when and how hard to bash refugees in detention. 22 April 2015 Read article » ...

95% of court hair testimony flawed

95% of court hair testimony flawed

The FBI has finally admitted that for 20 years its ‘experts’ gave flawed testimony about supposedly reliable forensic tests on hair samples in hundreds of major murder and rape trials. 21 April 2015 Read article » ...

Police breaking the law is costly

Police breaking the law is costly

It’s often forgotten, because the price is paid slowly over many years, that bad police cost taxpayers a lot of money, as Chicago has learned over more than 20 years. 21 April 2015 Read article » ...

‘Unfair’ drug tests skyrocket 238%

‘Unfair’ drug tests skyrocket 238%

The drug driving laws are immeasurably unfair: there’s no equivalent standard to gradate justice, compared with booze driving…and convictions have suddenly leapt upwards, Andrew Fraser reports. 20 April 2015 Read article » ...

Is secretly photographing people OK?

Is secretly photographing people OK?

You take a ‘happy snap’ of your neighbour, or her child, over the fence without their knowing? Is this OK in Australia? Do we need a new law around privacy? 14 April 2015 Read article » ...

Prisons: learning the right lessons

Prisons:  learning the right lessons

Politicians and prison executives need to think differently about imprisonment: more funds and extra effort put into rehabilitation, with less mandatory sentencing, will pay off, says Doreen Moulds. 14 April 2015 Read article » ...

We must hang on to essential freedoms

We must hang on to essential freedoms

There’s a danger we could sleepwalk our way into losing our liberties, Michael Cornish says, as he examines some disturbing trends in how people are being treated. 10 April 2015 Read article » ...

Govt produces ‘worst legislation so far’

Govt produces ‘worst legislation so far’

Data retention legislation is awful, but the Minister Dutton’s proposed ‘Refugee Riot Act’ breaks all the international rules about human rights of anyone, not just refugees, CLA says. 8 April 2015 Read article » ...

Apr 2015 CLArion newsletter: Call to rewrite terror laws from scratch

Apr 2015 CLArion newsletter: Call   to rewrite terror laws from scratch

It’s time for fresh start, a re-writing from scratch of all the dangerous-to-democracy terror laws produced over 14 years of ‘security’ being allowed to dominate over freedoms. 31 March 2015 Read article » ...

Report/minutes of 2015 eAGM (and Declaration of the Election)

Report/minutes of 2015 eAGM (and Declaration of the Election)

Civil Liberties Australia Inc’s electronic Annual General Meeting for 2015 has concluded, with a 60%-plus ‘turnout’ overall. 29 March 2015 Read article » ...

Sophia helps women rule, OK?

Sophia helps women rule, OK?

From now, women can rank above their brothers to rule over England…and hold sway over Australia. But, of course, they must be Protestant not Catholic (or Hindu) women. 27 March 2015 Read article » ...