Cashed up bikie clubs will launch a High Court challenge to the Newman Government’s anti-gang laws, saying Continue Reading →
I’ve argued in the past that abolishing the Australian Human Rights Commission and effectively devolving its advocacy functions to civil society is the best way to resolve the Commission’s problem of systematic left-wing bias. And it’s not just me that recognises the problem – even Commission president Gillian Triggs now openly admits that the organisation she leads has failed Continue Reading →
David Leyonhjelm has highlighted the deeply troubling nature of recently introduced anti-bikie laws that strip away human rights:
The reality is non-declared clubs have been raided and there are numerous stories of innocent motorcyclists being stopped and searched without reason. Uninvolved premises have been “prescribed”, members have been forced to give up certain occupations, and cafes and pubs are suffering from the Continue Reading →
Today my piece in the Canberra Times looks at the decades long erosion of the right to silence within Australia. The recent High Court of Australia decision, Lee v NSW Crime Commission, shows just how successive state and federal governments have chipped away at this crucial right:
The right to silence is under constant threat from the many new laws passed at state and federal level. This legal right forms one of the core aspects of our criminal justice system: that no one should be compelled to incriminate him or herself.
Such a crucial Continue Reading →
© 2013 Freedomwatch. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by WordPress. Designed by