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.
New NSW Premier Mike Baird should revisit mandatory sentencing laws: such schemes only push people into pleading not guilty, which further stretches the crammed court system.
After 19 years behind bars, convicted murderer Henry Keogh will at last have another day in court…in a case which will set new legal precedents for Australia.
Sipping wine and debating pate, it’s easy to be cheesed off over “economic migrants”…but the reality for most refugees is vastly different and filled with fear, Louis Coutts writes.
Catch-all bikie laws throughout Australia are bad enough, but the enshrining of new secrecy provisions in court procedures is a major concern for justice, Rebecca Ananian-Welsh writes.