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…

Cops clear cops

It is annual report time and the Commonwealth Ombudsman declares that the vast marjority of complaints against the AFP are unsubstantiated.

What a joke.
The citizens should know that the Ombudsman’s office does not actually investigate those complain…

There are other values

The overall diminishing of Australian society and the inevitable decline in public fairness and people’s freedoms is a consequence of the false premise that the market is always correct.

This is the mantra of government, particularly at federal level…

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…

What the heck!

Are Scipione’s boys above the law or has the police state arrived? There are requirements for officers to wear their ID, but for APEC, what the heck.

The question is who ordered the IDs to be taken off as they are the officers responsible for such a b…