Civil liberties under fire

In my editorial in the December issue of the IPA Review, I argue that civil liberties are the new front in the attacks on our freedoms:

But few Australians would have expected that their most basic legal rights could ever be seriously threatened. Civil liberties like freedom of speech, the right to silence and the presumption of innocence were once taken for granted. Sadly, only now that they are being taken away have we realised that none of our freedoms are safe, and all of them must be fought for.

Defending fundamental freedoms like these will be a major focus for the IPA in 2013, through FreedomWatch and our Legal Rights Project.

You can read the whole article here.


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