ALRC needs support, boosting

Without a Bill of Rights, the Australian Law Reform Commission is one of the pillars safeguarding Australia’s civil liberties, CLA has told a Senate inquiry. It should receive more staff and funding, and its independence should be publicly re-emphasised…

Assange to be assassinated?

A court ruling in the USA has opened the way for President Obama to order the assassination of Julian Assange – or even an American citizen – without trial, without conviction. To thwart extremists labelling Assange a “terrorist” and calling for his kil…

Committee system needs surgery

A two-day conference in November 2010 reviewed Senate Committees after 40 years operation, but most of the time was wasted on platitudes, CLA President Dr Kristine Klugman reports. However, two sitting Senators, in the final hour, started to peel away t…

Referendum plan is misconceived

The Gillard Government’s proposal to hold a referendum with a view to recognising Indigenous Australians in the Constitution will produce nothing substantive or useful, scholar and author Dr Bede Harris says. The move gives ‘the appearance of doing the…

It’s time to grow up!

Judy Bamberger is an Australian by choice, and she’s fed up with Australian Parliamentarians from both major parties “wasting their time, our money, …”.
It’s time to grow up!
Would each Member and Senator of Parliament please give the Australian publ…