CLA welcomes moves by the ACT Government to protect pregnant women, but has criticized an aspect of the Governments Crimes (Offences Against Woman) Amendment Bill 2005, saying that it departs from basic legal principles and contains a presumption of guil…
Terrorism Cartoon: Courtesy of Geoff Pryor, Canberra Times.
Courtesy Ian Sharpe, Canberra Times
Courtesy Geoff Pryor, Canberra Times
CLA calls for the Taser X26 stun gun to be immediately withdrawn from service until further studies demonstrate that it is safe. The call is based on damning evidence, released in Freedom Of Information (FOI) documents, which show that AFP reports into t…
CLA has reservations about the proposed anti-terror laws despite assurances sought by the ACT Chief Minister, Jon Stanhope, that civil liberties will be protected. Read media release…
Submission to the Australia Law Reform Commission Inquiry into the uniform Evidence Acts.
Read CLA’s submission here(174kb file).
CLA has criticised ACT Police Minister Hargreaves’ decision to not release the pending police report into the death of Clea Rose. Read the media release… (NOTE: The Report was subsequently released in April 2006 – Pt 1 & Pt 2 ).
CLA made two submissions to the Victorian consultation on a possible charter of human rights.
Read paperes here (126 kb PDF file).
Support from the CLA in writing for the proposed ACT recognition of same-sex (Civil Union) relationships.
Read CLA’s paper here (57kb PDF file).
CLA position paper to the 12-month review
Read paper here (157kb PDF file).