Australian Lawyers Alliance

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Name: Australian Lawyers Alliance
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Doubts over crime levy plan

Australian Lawyers ­Alliance spokesman Greg Barns sargues against the new levy. Source: News LimitedTASMANIA’S legal experts say the cost of trying to recover a new court levy imposed on people found guilty of a crime could exceed the amount raised and ... [Published Tasmania Mercury - 10 hours ago]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Data retention critics alarmed by Australian federal police breach

Labor and the Greens are concerned about the AFP’s handling of data after revelations of a breach. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Civil rights groups, legal bodies and information security experts have expressed renewed concern about the government’s ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Trying time for victims

Source: News Limited THE Supreme Court of Western Australia has put off setting trial dates for criminal matters until the middle of next year, because of a lack of resources. And Perth Magistrates Court has put matters needing two days or more on hold ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Aug 24 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

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 - Aug 22 2014]
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 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 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]

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"Through this tracking system, we will know whether the fishing vessels from Zone B has encroached into Zone A, or they are bringing their fish catch to be sent to Thailand or Vietnam" he told reporters after an Aidilfitri celebration at the ministry, here, Thursday
"Almost 100 per cent of the village turned outout to tell us about the effects of this event" Mr Phelps said

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Doubts over crime levy plan [Published Tasmania Mercury - 10 hours ago]
Data retention critics alarmed by Australian fe... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 28 2014]
In pursuit of Father F [Published The Armidale Express - Aug 26 2014]
Trying time for victims [Published NEWS.com.au - Aug 24 2014]
IN BRIEF - Haikui Seafood raises Q2 2014 revenu... [Published Fish Information & Services - Aug 22 2014]
Lawyers call for scientific investigation into ... [Published ABC Online - Aug 22 2014]
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]
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