Where are our laws headed?

The future directions for laws and legal matters in Australia is determined in three meetings a year of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG), which also includes New Zealand.
The July 2008 meeting covered a range of important matters, incl…

Treaty to protect privacy

Special Minister for State, Senator John Faulkner, explains in this speech – at the launch of the Australian Privacy Awards – how stakeholder consultation and a new ‘Pathfinder’ process within APEC will be used to establish robust and workable internatio…

Let there be light

CLA strongly supports transparent and accountable government that, in part, is enabled by strong freedom of information legislation. CLA has welcomed the tabling of a Bill in the ACT Legislative Assembly that addresses the increasing tendency to reduce a…

Is this really THAT secret?

Is the following document so secretative that the Department of Education and Training really believes you should not see it – form your opinion about what makes it?

Civil Liberties Australia has been an observer of the Freedom of Information reques…