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CLArion August 2021: Pandemic causes ill health to democracy, liberties

CLA CLArion Monthly newsletterOnce mass vaccination eases the pandemic, laws need correcting to restore democracy, civil liberties and human rights to Australians, CLA says. When C-19 broke out, our rulers first abandoned parliaments, which stopped meeting entirely. Then draconian emergency laws empowered politicians and police to act virtually without restraint. Soon, instantly imposed regulations, stemming from the unbridled emergency powers, saw us all locked in our homes, unable to work, travel cross-town or interstate ,or even choose to travel overseas, and with no prospect of tribunal or court appeal around special individual circumstances. Once the panic is over, we must restore Australians’ freedoms and liberties by demanding meaningful Human Rights Acts throughout the nation.

  • Security boffin wants less egg, fewer ‘hams’, in the spook omelet space
  • Veteran suicide gets its own Royal Commission
  • Opposition Leader says Senator is ‘roadblock’ to the rights of 650,000 Territory citizens
  • MPs to learn respect…maybe, if they choose to, and for just an hour
  • Philistines invade the houses of culture
  • RC into Aged Care: here’s a summary
  • INSLM to review government’s ‘jail for life’ power
  • Cops like car chases, ignore police reporting policy
  • When Captain Cook died, prisoner rehabilitation was born: how is it doing?

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  • CLArion July 2021: Power battle over rights and Parliament’s role

    Senate and Joint committees are fighting ongoing battles to reclaim power to the Parliament after years of dominance by the Executive,  the small group of Ministers and the Prime Minister who run the nation day-by-day. The Executive Ministers have wrestled ...

  • CLArion June 2021: Wrong priorities mean rights fight is harder

    Governments’ abnormal priorities founded on warped ideologies and broken promises are skewing important decisions around liberties and rights issues. Citizens are having to fight for basic health and disabilities spending, and charities are under active national assault. However security services ...

  • CLArion May 2021: Interstate squabbling means children suffer

    Squabbling and politicking over ‘law and order’ elections is preventing states and the Northern Territory agreeing to set 14 as the Age of Criminal Responsibility for children, proving that federation is a waste of time, money and resources if we ...

  • CLArion April 2021: Bipartisan bid to restore power to Parliament

    An unlikely pairing of two Liberal and Labor politicians are using the Senate Scrutiny Committee to rein in the ever-expanding power of ‘Executive’ Ministers producing legislation – about half of all Australian laws – that can change and expand under ...

  • CLArion Mar 2021: Sue Neill-Fraser appeal to start, at last!

    Today’s the day! Risdon prisoner Sue Neill-Fraser’s long-awaited, long-thwarted, and long-delayed appeal is due to start on 1 March 2021, this CLArion issue’s cover date. The tortuous, uphill climb to today began on 2 August 2013 when CLA President Dr ...

  • CLArion Feb 2021: CLA calls for equal rights for Territorians

    Civil Liberties Australia, in one of its 2021 Australia Day letters, has asked federal MP Kevin Andrews to propose a Private Member’s Bill that would reverse the 1997 federal law he introduced which currently overturns ACT and NT citizens, and ...

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