August 2013 CLArion newsletter:
‘Shadow of Doubt’ doco will launch new focus on miscarriage of justice

A new 80-minute documentary, Shadow of Doubt, is focusing urgent attention on Australia’s latest miscarriage of justice, like Lindy and the dingo. If it wasn’t for CLA members, there would be no documentary, no such light shone on dark injustice.

July 2013 CLArion newsletter:
Hush-hush ‘Quintet’ is meant to control world surveillance, under orders made in the USA

The West’s surveillance of the world’s phones, computers and personal data has been much in the news: if there’s any supreme body in control, it is the shadowy ‘Quintet’ which meets annually for the US to hand out riding instructions to the UK, Canada, NZ and Australia. At home,a government …

June 2013 CLArion newsletter: Five civil liberties campaign issues identified; sneaky govt censors ‘net

With an Australian election just on 100 sleeps away, CLA’s attention turns to the five civil liberties issues we’ll be campaigning on. This issue also highlights sneaky government internet censorship, and how the AFP and the ACC are abusing media confer…

May 2013 CLArion newsletter: Mood of social change and regaining people power sweeps in before the federal election

There’s a mood sweeping the nation for social change, from same-sex marriage to euthanasia. CLA believes it’s the start of citizens re-asserting themselves over politicians in a show of people power after years of feeling thwarted and marginalised. Now,…

April 2013 CLArion newsletter:
‘Right to Appeal’ Act passed in SA needs to be mirrored throughout Australia

A new act just passed in South Australia shows the way for other jurisdictions to restore the ‘Right to Appeal’ for potentially wrongly-convicted prisoners when ‘fresh and compelling’ new evidence emerges. But, just as CLA joins the campaign on this hop…

March 2013 CLArion newsletter:
Drugs in sport and gene patents bring liberties and rights issues into focus

This month’s CLArion features our Drugs in Sport and gene patent activities, along with comment on how US women lagged Australians in getting the vote, but have been ahead ever since because of the protection of a Bill of Rights. Other items which m…

Feb 13 CLArion newsletter:
CLA eAGM begins…and why is Emergency Minister on holidays over disaster season?

CLA’s own electronic AGM gets under way this month, and full details are here. But, as the country starts preparing eight months ahead for an election, CLA wants to know why the Emergency Management Minister was on holidays over the main disaster sea…