CLA Policy – Freedom of Information

CLA believes everyone has the right to access all his/her own information, held publicly or privately, except where an impartial tribunal finds a need to protect privacy or the public interest. CLA strongly believes in freedom of information held by governments, their agencies, Ministers and their staff, and that the …

CLA Policy – Euthanasia

CLA supports a person’s rights over his or her mind and body, from birth through death. Competent individuals should have free choice in advance whether they wish to receive treatment, or continuing treatment when no longer competent. A person is free to end his or her own life. These rights …

CLA Policy – Detention

Prison punishes by locking away liberty. CLA believes the State must continue to honour the person’s inherent human dignity. There should be the least intrusive form of imprisonment most conducive to full rehabilitation.

CLA Policy – Criminal Justice

All Australians are entitled to protection from arbitrary arrest and unnecessary detention; to a fair, speedy and public trial; to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and to legal advice and representation. Sentencing should be based on the principle of rehabilitation wherever possible.

CLA Policy – Charter of Rights

CHARTER (or Bill) of RIGHTS:  CLA believes the nation should have one, and so should each state and territory. Only the ACT (2004) and Victoria (2006) have such laws.  Below are links to information on bill of rights in Australia, and throughout the world. CLA’s policy – Charter of Rights …

CLA’s policy on Your Rights

As a human, you have inalienable rights – see ICCPR – and rights in Australian law, including in the Constitution. Some of the basic ones include: free speech: to speak openly on anything, provided you speak responsibly and do not infringe others’ rights; freedom of assembly: to meet, gather, join …