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Govt attacks values we cherish

Govt attacks values we cherish

Massive government data retention attacks our values: presumption of innocence and right to privacy. It is fundamentally much more than a debate over storage, says Arved von Brasch. 3 March 2015 Read article » ...

CCTV false security in schools

CCTV false security in schools

The federal government’s proposed spending of $18m on CCTV in schools is likely to provide false security. If CCTV really helped schools, why spend only $18m on only 50 schools? 2 March 2015 Read article » ...

Newsletter March 2015: Government turns security into political theatre

Newsletter March 2015: Government turns security into political theatre

‘Security’ is being abused as a crutch to prop up a teetering government. Major ‘national statements’ are more puff and wind than well thought-through solutions to dangerous times. 1 Mar 2015 Read article » ...

PM’s bail comment of dubious value

PM’s bail comment of dubious value

PM Tony Abbott is pushing the boundaries of his legal duties as a citizen in some recent comments on arrests. His bail comments in particular are of dubious worth. 25 Feb 2015 Read article » ...

Anti-consort laws make rogues of us all

Anti-consort laws make rogues of us all

The ACT,  with its Human Rights Act, like Victoria, is no place for anti-consorting laws which the Attorney-General is proposing. Such laws makes rogues of us all.   23 Feb 2015 Read article » ...

Proposed Motions for Discussion – eAGM 2015

Proposed Motions for Discussion - eAGM 2015

In preparation for the 2015 electronic Annual General Meeting (eAGM) voting the following motions are proposed by the Board for the consideration of members Read article » ...

CLA eAGM Board Nomination Form

CLA eAGM Board Nomination Form

Members are advised that nominations have been called for the vacancies on the Board of Directors relating to this year’s eAGM.  Elections for the Board are conducted every two years.  A guide to duties/time/effort required of Board Members is available to assist in any consideration to stand. Read article » ...

Lambie: Australian way…or highway

Lambie: Australian way…or highway

Senator Lambie is proposing some radical changes, by oath! But her solutions are seriously devoid of liberties and freedoms thinking for all Australians, not just her special targets. 19 Feb 2015 Read article » ...

JSCOT asks for Bali 9 brief

JSCOT asks for Bali 9 brief

To try to prevent another Bali 9 death penalty situation, a parliamentary committee – at CLA’s request – is seeking an urgent briefing on current rules binding the Australian Federal Police. 16 Feb 2015 Read article » ...

Journal warns health rights endangered

Journal warns health rights endangered

The Lancet medical journal warns the health rights of people and the lives of health workers are at risk as world tensions escalate, as reported by Human Rights Watch. 14 Feb 2015 Read article » ...

Plea extends to all sentenced to death

Plea extends to all sentenced to death

When Australia pleads for the lives of two Bali 9 members on death row in Indonesia, it is a plea for everyone everywhere sentenced to state killing, Melissa Parke says. 14 Feb 2015 Read article » ...

Civil liberties party, take a seat

Civil liberties party, take a seat

For the first time, a person representing a civil liberties political party is a Member of Parliament in Australia. What a different-sounding maiden speech the ASP’s Fiona Patten made! 13 Feb 2015 Read article » ...

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