CLA members are analysing and reporting on the annual reports of key Australian and ACT departments and agencies. The assessment of the ACT Human Rights Office has been completed.
CLA says no Australians – including AFP officers – should be obliged to give up their DNA against their will. DNA testing should be voluntary, not compulsory, and it should not be used to screen applicants for jobs.
Media Release Wed 27 Sept 06
This thoughtful, scholarly analysis of civil liberties in Australia after 11 September 2001 was presented to a University of the Third Age (U3A) forum in August 2006 by Allan Hall, founding partner of Canberra legal firm Snedden, Hall and Gallop and…
Crispin Hull’s article "We’re all human and the next rights breach might be yours", July 1, pB7) is a salient summary of the last decade of Australia’s human rights record. Australia being signatory to various UN human rights treaties is me…
CLA view that Strict liability offences need re-think
CLA believes that issues surrounding strict and absolute liability offences are fundamentally important in creating and enforcing just and fair laws. Poorly constructed laws invoking st…
Submission to the Australia Law Reform Commission Inquiry into the uniform Evidence Acts.
Read CLA’s submission here(174kb file).
Support from the CLA in writing for the proposed ACT recognition of same-sex (Civil Union) relationships.
Read CLA’s paper here (57kb PDF file).
CLA position paper to the 12-month review
Read paper here (157kb PDF file).