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Archive | September, 2014

New anti-terror law allows ASIO to torture


Originally posted on TOTT News:
“Senator Brandis has proven as adept at selling the government’s law-and-order messages as Treasurer Joe Hockey has been at crafting and selling a tough federal budget.” Photo: Glenn Hunt It is not clear why the Attorney-General, George Brandis, believes it is necessary for the Australian government to have the latitude…

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Tasmanian anti-protest bill contravenes Australia’s human rights obligations – UN experts


Originally posted on TOTT News:
Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Maina Kiai. Photo: UN/Jean-Marc Ferré A group of independent United Nations experts have urged lawmakers in Tasmania to refrain from adopting legislation against protests that disrupt businesses, saying the proposed bill would contravene Australia’s human rights obligations.…

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