Australian Lawyers Alliance

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Name: Australian Lawyers Alliance
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Lawyers call for scientific investigation into Montara Oil Spill

In August 2009 a wellhead on an oil rig operated by PTTEP Australasia ruptured, causing millions of litres of oil to pour into the Timor Sea in the months it took to stop the leak.The Montara Oil Spill became Australia's worst-ever oil spill, but subsequent ... [Published ABC Online - 1 hour ago]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Aust rejects Indonesia's Montara entreaty

THE federal government has rejected Indonesia's urging to pursue a study into the effects of the Montara oil spill and the plight of Timor Sea communities that have struggled with health and economic turmoil for five years.ON August 21, 2009, more than ... [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

Anti-leak laws target 'reckless' journalists

New anti-terror laws in Australia do not make an exemption for the media in statutes that threaten up to 10 years in prison for the leaking of information about intelligence service operations. This was confirmed by Australian Security Intelligence Organisation ... [Published Individual.com - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Pell to speak to royal commission

One of the world's first child abuse compensation schemes will be scrutinised when the child abuse royal commission sits in Melbourne this week.The Melbourne Response, introduced in 1996, was the one of the Catholic Church's first redress schemes for ... [Published Prime 7 - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Proposed anti-protest laws a 'brutal strategy', Bob Brown tells Hobart rally

Hundreds of people who rallied in Tasmania today against proposed anti-protest laws have been warned the State Government intends to misuse the prison system.More than 500 people packed into Hobart's City Hall to protest against laws that would see on-the-spot ... [Published Prime 7 - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

United We Stand for Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly

Tasmania's Government has passed legislation through the Lower House to gag protests, they are draconian laws and have penalties such as mandatory sentencing.On 16 August 2014 - 20 organisations will stand together to oppose these laws.Guest SpeakersBob ... [Published Australian Greens - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

Abuse victims could be bullied: lawyers

CHILD abuse victims could be bullied again under a Catholic Church compensation scheme proposal, lawyers say.THE church has proposed a mandatory, government-run scheme where institutions that employed child abusers would pay victims' compensation.The ... [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Enemies of free speech won the battle, but are losing the war

, ( 8:11am )Nick Cater:IF Andrew Bolt’s show trial was supposed to teach him a lesson it plainly didn’t work, judging from the tone of his questions to Labor’s Richard Marles on Sunday morning.The interview:Cater notes Marles’ tut-tutting response ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

United we stand for free speech and peaceful assembly

noonCity Hall Rally to oppose the harsh anti-protest laws.Speakers: Bob Brown (Environmentalist), Greg Barns (Australian Lawyers Alliance), Richard Griggs (Civil Liberties Australia), Rodney Croome (Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group), Ruth Langford ... [Published Green Left Weekly - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

Sending asylum seekers back home has cost taxpayers $3 million

The Abbott government has spent more than $3 million to send asylum seekers back to the country they fled from since coming into power.Documents from the Immigration Department obtained in a Freedom of Information request shows US $2,914,819 ($3,134,517 ... [Published WA Today - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

$3m bill to send asylum seekers home

ALMOST $3 million of taxpayers' money has been spent to encourage about 1110 asylum seekers to return to the countries they fled.MORE than 770 Iranian asylum seekers went back to Iran after being given "reintegration assistance", under the same deal which ... [Published Cairns Post - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Canberra urged to ‘come clean’

Australia's human rights commissioner said Thursday the government must come clean about conditions at offshore asylum-seeker camps after an inquiry heard of an alleged cover-up of mental health problems.The facilities have been under the spotlight in ... [Published Global Times - Jul 31 2014]

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Lawyers call for scientific investigation into ... [Published ABC Online - 1 hour ago]
Montara oil spill: Fishermen's lawyer calls for... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Aug 21 2014]
Aust rejects Indonesia's Montara entreaty [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 21 2014]
Anti-leak laws target 'reckless' journalists [Published Individual.com - Aug 18 2014]
Anti-leak spy laws will only target 'reckless' ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 18 2014]
Counter-terrorism proposals greatly concerning,... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 18 2014]
David Leyonhjelm believes security changes rest... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 17 2014]
Pell to speak to royal commission [Published Prime 7 - Aug 17 2014]
Proposed anti-protest laws a 'brutal strategy',... [Published Prime 7 - Aug 16 2014]
United We Stand for Free Speech and Peaceful As... [Published Australian Greens - Aug 14 2014]
Abuse victims could be bullied: lawyers [Published Tasmania Mercury - Aug 14 2014]
One Stone unturned [Published Lawyers Weekly Australia - Aug 13 2014]
Enemies of free speech won the battle, but are ... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Aug 12 2014]
Napthine plans tougher laws to hit bikies hard [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 09 2014]
Peter MacCallum cancer hospital warned payment ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Aug 09 2014]
United we stand for free speech and peaceful as... [Published Green Left Weekly - Aug 09 2014]
Sending asylum seekers back home has cost taxpa... [Published WA Today - Aug 06 2014]
Browsing history not targeted under data retent... [Published ABC Online - Aug 06 2014]
Concerns grow about broad reach of proposed spy... [Published ABC Online - Aug 06 2014]
Draconian anti-terrorism plan goes too far [Published ABC Online - Aug 06 2014]
Combatting the Snowden Effect: National interes... [Published Index on Censorship - Aug 05 2014]
$3m bill to send asylum seekers home [Published Cairns Post - Aug 05 2014]
Legal access denied: claim [Published Star Community - Aug 04 2014]
Canberra urged to ‘come clean’ [Published Global Times - Jul 31 2014]
Child sexual abuse charges: Reports Adelaide ca... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Jul 24 2014]
Netizen Report: Censorship and Social Media Sne... [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 23 2014]
Help us: Families SA insider reveals staffing c... [Published NEWS.com.au - Jul 23 2014]
Brandis legislates to trample on our freedoms [Published Canberra Times - Jul 22 2014]
Government in fight over refugee injury claims [Published Melbourne Age - Jul 19 2014]
New Spy Laws Raise Deep Concerns in Australia [Published Mashable - Jul 17 2014]
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