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