Australian Lawyers Alliance

Type: Organization
Name: Australian Lawyers Alliance
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Indonesia lobbying on Montara spill grows

More Indonesian government pressure is being added to efforts to compel Canberra to help sort out the mess left behind by the Montara oil disaster.Following the 2009 spill, in which millions of litres of oil spewed from the Australian-regulated well for ... [Published MSN New Zealand - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Free press is under siege

ASIO chief Duncan Lewis and Attorney-General Senator George Brandis must ensure press freedom is protected. Source: News Corp Australia IN opposition, Tony Abbott and his Coalition colleagues were great defenders of press freedom, fighting off with ferocity ... [Published Herald Sun - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Crackdown on freedoms? Australian Senate passes draconian anti-terror laws

08:03R. G. Casey House houses the headquarters of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service. (Image from wikipedia.org, author Adam Carr)Australia’s senate has endorsed new anti-terror laws that will grant its intelligence agency the right to spy on ... [Published Russia Today - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Secret lifetime care plan slammed

Information obtained under Freedom of Information laws suggests that the Australian Government is developing a program which would give no-fault lifetime care to those who are severely injured. Under the National Injury Insurance Scheme, people would ... [Published Individual.com - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Living in the land of data retention

In light of recent reports that the Australian National Security Committee (NSC) is about to sign off on mandatory data retention laws for telecommunications and internet service providers, debates around data privacy are heating up.While ASIO cites the ... [Published Business Spectator - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Terror zone travel ban law questioned in Senate

NEW proposed counter-terrorism legislation was described as "extraordinary" by an opponent to the Foreign Fighters bill as debate heated up in the Senate.The legislation is being fast-tracked as the Abbott government pushes for more power to tackle t ... [Published Byron Shire News - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Mentally Ill Asylum Seekers in Australia Being Detained, Forced to Return Home: Reports

MOSCOW, September 18 (RIA Novosti) - There have been several cases in recent weeks when asylum seekers in Australia have been detained and set to be forcibly repatriated to their home countries, with some of the detainees diagnosed with mental health ... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

ALA SLAMS MEDIA'S RAID COVERAGE

Written on the 18 September 2014 by Julie RemenTODAY’S police terror raids in Brisbane and Sydney are destructive to the rights of suspects and the arrested, according to Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).ALA spokesperson and barrister Greg Barns says ... [Published Brisbane Legal - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 2 reports

Lawyers slam asylum seeker round up

LAWYERS have grave fears asylum seekers being "rounded up" for forced removal are at risk of suicide or death if they're returned to their home countries. THE Australian Lawyers Alliance claims the immigration department has targeted Iranian and Afghan ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Lawyers fear mentally ill asylum seekers being detained, set to be forcibly returned to home countries (ABC)

Lawyers are concerned mentally ill asylum seekers are being detained and are set to be forcibly repatriated to their home countries.Greg Barns from the Australian Lawyers Alliance said there have been several recent instances of asylum seekers living ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 04 2014 - 1 reports

Australian Lawyers Alliance: the Commonwealth may have breached its duty of care in the latest asylum seeker incident

Tracey Holmes spoke to Greg Barnes, a barrister from the Australian Lawyers Alliance, about an Iranian asylum seeker who has been declared brain dead in a Brisbane Hospital. 24-year-old Hamid Kehazaei developed septicemia after cutting his foot at the ... [Published ABC Online - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 02 2014 - 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 - Sep 02 2014]

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"The evidence shows we've really got to get the Australian government concerned with this matter, as well, of course, as the company, which needs to act responsibly" he told AAP
"The itchiness which we experience [is] around April when the east wind rises" Mr Saketu said, pointing in the direction of the Montara oil field

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Indonesia lobbying on Montara spill grows [Published MSN New Zealand - Sep 30 2014]
Indonesia requests Australia's help to resolve ... [Published ABC Online - Sep 29 2014]
Free press is under siege [Published Herald Sun - Sep 26 2014]
Crackdown on freedoms? Australian Senate passes... [Published Russia Today - Sep 26 2014]
#HeyASIO: Are you reading this? [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 26 2014]
Secret lifetime care plan slammed [Published Individual.com - Sep 26 2014]
Living in the land of data retention [Published Business Spectator - Sep 25 2014]
Anti-terror laws clear Senate, enabling entire ... [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 25 2014]
Eight ways Tony Abbott is trying to trade freed... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 24 2014]
Proposed Terror Law Would Allow Australia's Ent... [Published Techdirt - Sep 24 2014]
Terror zone travel ban law questioned in Senate [Published Byron Shire News - Sep 24 2014]
Australian police shoot dead 'known terror susp... [Published Times Live South Africa - Sep 24 2014]
What’s in the new terror laws? [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 24 2014]
Terror scaremongering threatens our democracy [Published Melbourne Age - Sep 21 2014]
Trampoline park injuries spark safety probe and... [Published Melbourne Age - Sep 20 2014]
Haters defend right to slaughter [Published Herald Sun - Sep 20 2014]
Detention orders obtained before anti-terrorism... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 19 2014]
Terrorism suspects in detention: police won't s... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 19 2014]
Asio torture warning: fears new powers will all... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 19 2014]
Mentally Ill Asylum Seekers in Australia Being ... [Published RIA Novosti - Sep 18 2014]
ALA SLAMS MEDIA'S RAID COVERAGE [Published Brisbane Legal - Sep 18 2014]
Lawyers slam asylum seeker round up [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 18 2014]
Lawyers slam asylum seeker round up [Published Northern Territory News - Sep 18 2014]
Lawyers fear mentally ill asylum seekers being ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Sep 17 2014]
Brother’s hope for justice [Published The Armidale Express - Sep 17 2014]
Beware the politics of panic in terror alerts [Published ABC Online - Sep 12 2014]
Croc surprise find during drug raids [Published Northwest Tasmania Advocate - Sep 09 2014]
Australian Lawyers Alliance: the Commonwealth m... [Published ABC Online - Sep 04 2014]
Govt will cap abuse payouts: lawyers [Published WA Today - Sep 04 2014]
Doctors to make a decision about Manus Island d... [Published ABC Radio Australia - Sep 04 2014]
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