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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 » ...

Defence pilloried by Senate test pilot

Defence pilloried by Senate test pilot

A law just enacted severely jeopardises expansion and growth of Australia’s research expertise, particularly in academic and science circles, in the name of Defence. The effects could be profound. 23 March 2015 Read article » ...

12 unite against youth jailing

12 unite against youth jailing

A proposed harsh new mandatory sentencing law – jailing even more Indigenous children – would simply increase taxes on WA citizens without clear benefit. It should be amended, CLA says. 18 March 2015 Read article » ...

How shock jocks sabotaged bail

How shock jocks sabotaged bail

Shock jocks can do good…but they can also do great harm as naysayers, like when they joined with rabid tabloids to sabotage brand new NSW bail laws in mid-2014. 16 March 2015. Read article » ...

Financial privacy is a human right

Financial privacy is a human right

Historically, we curbed the excesses of kings, but we’re now allowing bureaucratised, global and irresponsible government concoctions to ride roughshod over our privacy and rights re money and tax. 11 March 2015 Read article » ...

What works, what doesn’t, in jails

What works, what doesn't, in jails

In another of its excellent series, the NSW Parliamentary Library has analysed data for reducing reoffending by prisoners…and come up with some surprising results of what doesn’t work. 10 March 2015 Read article » ...

CLA eAGM 2015 – Update

CLA eAGM 2015 - Update

The CLA electronic Annual General Meeting voting is currently now in progress. 9 March 2015 Read article » ...

Politicians turn law into an ‘ass’

Politicians turn law into an ‘ass’

What type of society do we really live in? Lawyer Louis Coutts examines how the rule of law has been pretzeled to the detriment of justice by Australian governments. 8 March 2015 Read article » ...

You should care about Creeper Laws

You should care about Creeper Laws

Most new laws wash by people, unconcerned. But proposed data retention laws will gobble up your private life and expose it to the government. Be warned, Eva Cripps says. 7 March 2015 Read article » ...

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 » ...

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