Secretly negotiated, whizzing through parliament on behalf of the US, the TPP agreement is setting off flashing lights and alarm bells over Australia’s sovereignty versus corporations’ power.
Attorney-General George Brandis has all armaments blazing in an idiosyncratic campaign to make the world conform to his view. It could be a rough ride to the right!
CLA’s founding decade has been the toughest in Australia’s history: the battle continues against the fearmongers imprisoning personal liberties in the name of “protecting” our person and coastline.
No obfuscation about ‘security’ can hide that the ‘Five Eyes’ governments, including Australia, have been stealing the privacy and liberties of innocent people worldwide by unreasonable electronic surveillance.
The challenge for Attorney-General George Brandis and the new Abbott government is to live up to their own words about ‘advancing and protecting the rights of the individual’.
A newly-elected government can this month take a principled, moral stand by denouncing PRISM and other surveillance without reasonable cause. It’s time Australia showed a lead to the world.
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.
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 …
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…
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,…