DFAT: Report on 2019 Annual NGO Forum on Human Rights    

Forums between civil society organisations and the government departments provide excellent opportunities for robust, two-way exchanges of thoughts and opinions. The February 2019 DFAT forum saw some sharp exchanges as NGOs tried to hold the government accountable for seeming human rights abuses. But, as CLA Director Eloise McLean reports, much responsibility for how Australia respects human rights now rests with the ‘action’ agency, the Department of Home Affairs.

Liberty loses in the Budget

Cartoon with thanks to John Ditchburn, InkcinctCivil liberties and human rights lost out in Budget 2013. Not only did they lose to the police, security-like agencies and the spooks by not receiving funds, but some civil justice and human rights areas we…

CLA has been warning about ACC

Civil Liberties Australia has been warning for more than a year about how dangerous the Australian Crime Commission is to Australia’s justice and democracy. We stepped up our warning in the past three months of 2012, and specifically warned in a documen…

ACC: Is it a competent body?

Civil Liberties Australia invites you to read these factual reports which illustrate some of the Australian Crime Commission’s track record, and shine a light on how competent, or otherwise, the Australian Crime Commission is. You be the judge.
The re…