Australia Day letters 2007

Each Australia Day, CLA suggests initiatives to make Australia work better. In 2007, we propose recouping Immigration bonuses paid wrongly to senior staff who deported Australians, ending the practice of the Customs Service censoring books (which is not…

Terror

So Attorney-General Ruddock is threatening to override the recent ACT terror legislation. He feels our laws are flawed because we can’t preventively detain 16 and 17-year-olds and the AFP actually has to show that uses of its detention powers are n…

Ruddock rules, OK?

To citizens who value civil liberties and democracy, the move by the Federal government to over-ride the ACT Legislative Assembly anti-terror legislation is extremely disturbing. The ACT government modified draconian federal laws to be more in line…

Stanhope gets nod

Civil Liberties Australia congratulates the Chief Minister for standing up for the nation’s traditional legal system at the meeting of Australian governments, COAG. Mr Stanhope said the ACT would oppose a new double-jeopardy proposal, under which a p…