Tasmania announces it will adopt a new Right To Appeal law, providing a second chance to remedy miscarriages of justice. CLA’s national campaign has its first breakthrough! 9 Sep 2014
Mandatory minimum prison sentences for ‘illegal’ protests are a mistake for both justice and practical reasons. Both ‘poor’ law and ‘poor’ taxpayers, says CLA’s Richard Griggs. 10 Aug 2014
Cruel Australia hanged Tommy-types 200 years ago. Now, we imprison them in foetid cells on far-off islands, so that only sweet smells permeate our cocoons. 3 Aug 2014
Our government is breaking international law. It is ‘refouling’ (sending back into probable persecution) Sri Lankan asylum claimants. Please stop, says Louis Coutts: not in my name. 7 July 2014
One month ago, a judicial inquiry ruled David Eastman was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1995. Why is he still languishing in a Canberra prison on 1 July 2014?
CLA proposed refugee solutions, and expanded the investigation’s reporting scope, when appearing before the Manus Island Riot Death Inquiry at Parliament House. 17 June 2014
No get-out clause, no opt-out provision, no right of appeal. This is Queensland 2014: you can be guilty by association solely on the say-so of police. 14 June 2014
The Tasmanian Government has a series of concerning proposals to change sentencing practices in Tasmania. The following is a CLA fact sheet which outlines the problems with the changes. Please feel free to share it with anyone you think may be interested in this very important issue. Our State parliamentarians …
Refugee claimants continue to be pushed from physical and legal pillars to posts. The latest law change looks certain to end up in the High Court for final adjudication.
Legal expert Prof Gary Edmond has delivered some hard home truths about problems with forensic evidence in Australia courts. The video of his talk is available online.