The Councils for Civil Liberties (“CCLs”) have made a joint submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s (INSLM) inquiry into certain questioning and detention powers (CQDPs) in relation to terrorism. Specifically, the review encompasses:
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/27/2016 - 16:57
A human rights group has swung behind doctors who want the right to disclose what happens in detention centres.
Doctors for Refugees has filed a High Court challenge to the secrecy provisions in the Australian Border Force Act, contending that the laws inappropriately curtail people’s freedom to participate in political communication around conditions and care in detention.
Liberty Victoria welcomed this critical development.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 06/10/2016 - 22:35
Liberty Victoria is concerned that the Attorney-General has elected to introduce a standard sentence scheme, contrary to the clear advice of the Sentencing Advisory Council’s report in response to the Terms of Reference provided in November 2015, Sentencing Guidance in Victoria.
Liberty Victoria supports the Sentencing Advisory Council’s statement that sentencing guidance is best delivered by the Court of Appeal, and supports the proposed reforms to the Guideline Judgment regime.