Disturbing the status quo

How was democracy secured in Australia last century? September 22 marks the 60th anniversary of a memorable event, which should be celebrated in stamps, a TV series and inclusion on the history syllabus, author-historian Humphrey McQueen writes.

General calls for war debates

EXCLUSIVE: Parliament should be more involved in any decision to go to war…and even more involved in a decision to stay at war, says retired General Peter Leahy, the man responsible for our soldiers for most of the Afghanistan war so far. He calls for…

Aussies want rights, too!

The fight for democratic voting rights is not confined to the Middle East: Australians living in the Territories want them too. Imagine if laws passed by the Australian Parliament could be overturned by the UN Secretary-General, or by a UN vote…ordina…

NT states equality claim

It’s time for Australia to grow…by one State! So says Jane Aagaard, Speaker of the NT Parliament. She argues – as CLA does also – that Territorians should have the same rights as other Australians, and that the federal parliament should not be able to…