WA Transport Minister Liza Harvey appears to suffer from the ‘Buswell disease’: an inability to sniff the wind of public disquiet, in this case over speeding fines. 28 July 2014
All states and territories should follow Victoria’s lead and ‘unconvict’ people suffering the consequences of old, bad laws which are now changed, Civil Liberties Australia says.
Purported policies for the March 2014 Tasmanian elections signal an imbalanced approach to rights. Politicians of all people should come down on the side of free speech, CLA says.
The right to choose an abortion, and to protest against abortion, are both important: CLA believes the Tasmanian government has got the balance about right in its new law.
PM Abbott appeared to half-endorse torture when in Sri Lanka: CLA is calling on the PM to clearly and totally rule out torture…and Crikey agrees.
Young people are handing their their personal IDs to bouncers and bar staff under pub scanning regimes which mostly infringe privacy rules and principles, Bill Rowlings of CLA says
A new Unexplained Wealth Bill allows the state to seize property without anyone being convicted of crime, CLA’s Richard Griggs warns. States enact new money-grabbing laws because police fail to catch criminals.
The WA Govt’s instant rejection of a sensible suggestion by Chief Justice Wayne Martin about justice reinvestment is just plain wrong. Taxpayers want politicians to save money, not ignore good ideas for doing so, CLA’s media release says.
The US Supreme Court decision that companies may not hold patents over the human genome is a boost to women at risk of breast cancer in Australia, CLA says. A local law to ‘mirror’ the decision here should be known as the Parke-Heffernan Act, to honour…
The CEO of Civil Liberties Australia, Bill Rowlings, was awarded an Order of Australia Medal, OAM, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The award was “For service to the community through the protection of human rights and civil liberties”.