Reviewing the role of prisons

While concerns are being expressed about the plight of most Australians being adversely affected by the developing world-wide recession, the fate of 25,000 ‘out-of-sight’ citizens incarcerated in our jails should not be ‘out- of- our- minds”‘. Of special…

Respect rights of all

It comes as no surprise that Civil Liberties Australia has given the Government an “inconsistent” assessment on its human rights performance (“Rudd Labor ‘inconsistent’ on human rights: report”, Canberra Times, October 4, p8).

Last week, in its respon…

Good memory lets you down

Do you where your old mobile phone is now?  Did you wipe it clean before you got rid of it?
Every year, about 60,000 mobile phones and 6000 PDAs are left in cabs in Sydney (based on estimates from London statistics). Data security is the responsibility…