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Times features CLA over burqa ban

Times features CLA over burqa ban

MPs – and the PM – should be wary of banning Australians from their own Parliament House because of their choice of clothing, CLA has joined others in warning. 2 Oct 2014 Read article » ...

Oct 2014 CLArion newsletter: What can civil society do when MPs will not listen to sense?

Oct 2014 CLArion newsletter: What can civil society do when MPs will not listen to sense?

Tweedledum politicians, spooked and running scared, unwittingly hand victory to terrorists over Australia’s liberties, rights and freedoms. Where are our statesmen (and women) when we need them?  30 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Terror: What key people have to say

Terror: What key people have to say

Fanning fear in society is like lighting a bushfire: you never know whose house it will burn down. Here a range of experts make pertinent comments. 24 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Fine funds should be targeted

Fine funds should be targeted

All those road fines you’ve paid, the money has been wisely spent, no? Well, apparently not: cronyism and conflicts of interest rule, says a new WA report. 24 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Vines’ article ‘brilliant’, says MP

Vines’ article ‘brilliant’, says MP

A medical MP has described an article on vaccination by CLA Vice-President Tim Vines as ‘brilliant’ during a committee hearing analysing how to prevent scare campaigns. 19 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Seminal miscarriage hearing to begin

Seminal miscarriage hearing to begin

A 20-year-old murder case which produced new appeal laws finally gets back in court this month, when Henry Keogh gets a new chance for freedom.  19 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

64 bodies urge ratifying of OPCAT

64 bodies urge ratifying of OPCAT

From across the spectrum, more than 60 organisations are urging AG George Brandis to ratify – bring into law – the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture. 15 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Only the people can reclaim democracy

Only the people can reclaim democracy

It’s inexplicable why the Newman government has returned Queensland to ‘its dark past’, former Commissioner Tony Fitzgerald says. Only the people can save the state. 16 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

Heads or tails: Charge is a toss-up

Heads or tails: Charge is a toss-up

Justice is a legal lottery when a police officer just ‘knows’ a person is guilty.  Even the supposed best interviewing techniques can lead to tunnel vision. 16 Sept 2014 Read article » ...

..and now police surveil mere protesters

..and now police surveil mere protesters
No sooner does the ASIO alert level go up than police start interpreting it as licence to surveil political activists who are nothing to do with terror. 12 Sept 2014

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