Top panel talks on euthanasia

A top quality panel of Parliamentarians and subject experts met at the ANU in Canberra in late-2006 to discuss euthanasia. West Australian MHR Dr Carmen Lawrence chaired the forum, which featured speakers for an hour, then an hour’s lively Q&A sessi…

Ill-conceived war on drugs

Reading Gwynne Dyer’s article, "Police against drug prohibition make a case" (January 9,) I am reminded of a letter I sent to a local paper 18 years ago. The letter was in support of a Victoria Police chief superintendent who had called for…

DNA and Public Confidence

As the various state and territory governments are bit-by-bit expanding the use of DNA databases, here are two suggestions that would increase public confidence (or make politicians think a bit more carefully a) To give public confidence in…

Right to fight for your home

I support the call by Lance Williamson (CT January 2): the Government should heed the McLeod Inquiry recommendation that property owners should have the right to remain and defend their property against fire, if they choose.
Such bodies…

Offences against women

CLA welcomes moves by the ACT Government to protect pregnant women, but has criticized an aspect of the Governments Crimes (Offences Against Woman) Amendment Bill 2005, saying that it departs from basic legal principles and contains a presumption of guil…