Australian Lawyers Alliance

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Lawyers Alliance
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Child sexual abuse charges: Reports Adelaide carer previously investigated (ABC)

South Australia's Child Development Minister Jennifer Rankine says she cannot confirm a Families SA carer who is charged with child sexual abuse previously was investigated.A newspaper report says Families SA investigated the man a year ago because of ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Netizen Report: Censorship and Social Media Sneakiness Abound in Southeast Asia

The Netizen Report originally appears each week on Global Voices Advocacy . Ellery Biddle , Hae-in Lim, Mong Palatino, Bojan Perkov and Sarah Myers West contributed to this report.Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot ... [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Brandis legislates to trample on our freedoms

Australia is, notoriously, a liberal democratic country without human rights entrenched in legislation or in its constitution. This means that a law, proposed by Attorney-General George Brandis this week, which would allow governments to jail journalists ... [Published Canberra Times - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Government in fight over refugee injury claims

The Abbott government is potentially facing tens of millions of dollars in compensation payouts in dozens of lawsuits filed by injured asylum seekers, sparking a bitter feud between the Commonwealth and private detention camp operators over who should ... [Published Melbourne Age - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 4 reports

New Spy Laws Raise Deep Concerns in Australia

Edward Snowden. Image: Frederik Florin, By 2014-07-17 03:08:56 UTCSYDNEY — The Australian Government has said fears over new security laws are unfounded, and will not affect journalists or regular Australians.A bill was presented to the Australian Parliament ... [Published Mashable - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Lawyers want states to legislate on racial discrimination

THE Australian Lawyers Alliance has suggested all state governments might need to replicate racial discrimination laws in state legislation if they are repealed at a federal level.The ALA is concerned about plans to water down protections on individuals' ... [Published The Daily Examiner - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Australia withdraws funding for policy reform

Australian lawyers are angry over the withdrawal of funding for law or policy reform work from Community Legal Centres. The Australian Lawyers Alliance has condemned new rules which prohibit Community Legal Centres from using government money to advocate ... [Published The Global Legal Post - Jul 03 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

ALA slams ban on CLC advocacy

The head of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has described the government ban on advocacy by Community Legal Centres, which took effect yesterday (1 July), as “extraordinarily disheartening” to lawyers working in the sector.The Federal Government ... [Published Lawyers Weekly Australia - Jul 02 2014]
First reported Jun 26 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 1 reports

Assaults fall with mandatory prison

Source: News Corp Australia A REVIEW of the WA Government’s mandatory sentencing laws has found assaults against WA police officers has dropped by more than a third over the past four years. said the report, tabled in parliament today, showed the number ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 2 reports

Asylum plan defies law

Scott Morrison's tough new plan to send asylum seekers home if they have a less than 50 per cent chance of torture or persecution defies a longstanding High Court ruling and breaches our international obligations, writes Greg Barns.As the number of refugees ... [Published ABC Online - Jun 26 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 25 2014 - 1 reports

Protest laws called ‘absurd’

Unions Tasmania boss Kevin Harkins says the proposed laws apply to anyone who expresses an opinion contrary to the government view. Source: News Corp AustraliaNEW anti-forestry protesting laws could stop people protesting about any matter, lawyers and ... [Published Tasmania Mercury - Jun 25 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 14 2014 - 2 reports

Harrowing words tell of 'cruel, degrading' conditions at Manus Island

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young at the Senate hearings. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAPThe Senate inquiry into unrest at the Manus Island detention centre has heard some harrowing testimony this week.The committee, which is attempting to determine why unrest ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 13 2014]

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"It may be necessary to construct the inquiry in parts to ensure the police and prosecution who are actively engaged in this matter are not distracted from their important work."
...The media's right to publish is "subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society"
..."The rightright to privacy in the digital age," was released by the UN's High CommissionerCommissioner for Human RightsHuman Rights Navi Pillay. "Governmental mass surveillance [is] emerging as a dangerous habit rather than an exceptional measure" the report said

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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]
Tony Abbott: media should not publish stories t... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 17 2014]
10 Things: What's Diamond Joe Hockey threatenin... [Published The Vine - Jul 17 2014]
Australian bill would jail those who report on ... [Published Engadget - Jul 16 2014]
Australian bill sees whistleblowing on intel op... [Published Russia Today - Jul 16 2014]
Aussie journalists to face jail time over spy l... [Published Voice of Russia - Jul 16 2014]
Journalists will face jail over spy leaks under... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 16 2014]
The Snowden law [Published ABC Online - Jul 16 2014]
Lawyers want states to legislate on racial disc... [Published The Daily Examiner - Jul 11 2014]
Bureaucrats who hurt themselves on a coffee run... [Published Canberra Times - Jul 10 2014]
Australia withdraws funding for policy reform [Published The Global Legal Post - Jul 03 2014]
ALA slams ban on CLC advocacy [Published Lawyers Weekly Australia - Jul 02 2014]
Assaults fall with mandatory prison [Published NEWS.com.au - Jun 26 2014]
Asylum plan defies law [Published ABC Online - Jun 26 2014]
Protest laws called ‘absurd’ [Published Tasmania Mercury - Jun 25 2014]
Asylum seekers in Australia face harder visa rules [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 25 2014]
OPINION: Father Brian Lucas must stand down [Published Newcastle Herald - Jun 24 2014]
White Supremacists Target Jewish Lawyer After M... [Published New Matilda - Jun 23 2014]
Harrowing words tell of 'cruel, degrading' cond... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 13 2014]
Australia is responsible for control of Manus d... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 13 2014]
Manus Island block a 'rape dungeon', Salvation ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 06 2014]
Question of law over race taunt [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Feb 23 2014]
Lawyers, police at odds over sentencing policy [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Feb 01 2014]
Action call on background checks [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Nov 03 2013]
Teens' escape `frustrating' [Published Tasmanian Examiner - Oct 26 2013]
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