With tranches of new, freedom-curtailing terror bills passing parliament, making 65 new laws in the past decade, when will we get our first freedom-enhancing law? 10 Nov 2014
Delivering the Lionel Murphy memorial lecture for 2014, Prof George Williams gave this excellent rundown of the status of Australia’s terror laws. MPs, please take note. 6 Nov 2014
Diverse interests, from Muslim groups to CLA, have combined to ask the government to delay its latest tranche of terror laws to allow more consideration and consultation. 16 Oct 2014
It’s inexplicable why the Newman government has returned Queensland to ‘its dark past’, former Commissioner Tony Fitzgerald says. Only the people can save the state. 16 Sept 2014
Many groups, including CLA, are warning about the dangers of adopting Investor State Dispute Settlement: here the Chief Justice sounds the alarm to his fellow judges. 2 Sept 2014
Australia will have only 20 days to decide whether to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. Read some of these key articles: tell your MP what you think.
It’s not only spook surveillance by the USA that threatens our privacy: American domestic law is impinging on Australians’ rights to keep our tax and banking matters private.
A hush-hush trade agreement, being negotiated by 12 governments behind closed doors, is possibly the greatest current threat to the civil liberties of all Australians, Pauline Westwood writes
Our personal privacy took a battering in the past year from our own government and the America’s NSA. What have Australians lost, and how do we get it back?
The claimed parliamentary checks on Australia’s spooks are an illusory charade: police and security agencies ‘game’ MPs to make sure no-one asks tough questions about what they’re really doing.