New and enlightened ‘sexting’ laws will prevent young people from getting criminal – and sex offender registry – records just for innocent selfie photographs. Other states should follow suit. 16 Oct 2014
The privacy of Victorians has been enhanced with the passing of ‘Sexting’ legislation.
A medical MP has described an article on vaccination by CLA Vice-President Tim Vines as ‘brilliant’ during a committee hearing analysing how to prevent scare campaigns. 19 Sept 2014
Fingerprinting of schoolchildren needs proper privacy impact assessment, and parents must have free choice about whether to allow their children to be caught up in the technology, CLA says.
School CCTV may proliferate as a new academic year begins…but are there dangers? Dr Emmeline Taylor, author of a new book on the subject, explores the issue.
CLA member Molly Glassey shines a light on a seeming inequity in the education system, where people who homeschool their children don’t get the public funding others get.
A US court has just ruled American uni students can’t be forced to undertake mandatory drug tests. Are any Australian colleges trying this on? Let CLA know.
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
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 Law Reform Committee of the Victorian Parliament has done exceedingly well to balance the interests of justice against the twin imperatives of rapidly-changing mores of teenagers and constantly-evolving technology. The recommendations for new sexting laws could provide a model for jurisdictions worldwide, Rhys Michie says.