May 2015 newsletter: ASIO should be told: ‘You must keep your own secrets’

CLA CLArion Monthly newsletter
CLA CLArion Monthly newsletter

A new law allows ASIO to blame citizens or the media if it fails to keep its own secrets: that’s abandoning responsibility, CLA says. The law should be changed.

Australia urgently needs a Criminal Case Review Commission to pore through convictions based on “junk” hair sample matches and other pseudo-science, after the FBI admits laboratory mistakes in 96% of cases. Muddled “forensics” and other police and prosecutor mistakes leading to wrongful convictions are a major problem in the western world, and Australia is by no means immune. We need a nationally-mounted, federally-funded, multi-year program to work out how best to deliver ‘Better Justice’ for the Australian people, Civil Liberties Australia says.

Also in this issue…

  • Message for the ages…about what freedom means
  • We’re appointing a ‘Czar’ for the wrong purposes
  • Election committee finds fault with pencils, not AEC bosses
  • Top judge plumps for surrogacy
  • Dank found guilty over drugs footballers did not take
  • Sex register may provide false security: expert
  • Are neighbour photos OK in Australia?
  • Indian police spice up crowd control with drones
  • War on terrorism targets democracy
  • US intelligence budget: $69 billion allocated for one year
  • Court to rule on battle of the genitalia
  • Man fined $75,000 for 20kph over speed limit

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