Where are our laws headed?

The future directions for laws and legal matters in Australia is determined in three meetings a year of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG), which also includes New Zealand.
The July 2008 meeting covered a range of important matters, incl…

Betrayed:

An Algerian avionics expert, detained, on the USA-Canada border, six days before 11 Sept 2001: the innocent Benamar Benatta’s five-year saga of torture and despair nears closure as the Canadian Government prepares to negotiate compensation for the man, b…

Proposed new sexual assault law takes away a 400-year-old right to defend yourself in person in court, introduces secret trials, and is farcical in relation to some ill-thought-through provisions. It needs major review, partly because many problems it ai…