Australian Federal Police officers raided two separate news offices within 24 hours this week, in a chilling and blatant attack on the freedom of the press, aimed at intimidating journalists who report on government misconduct and war crimes.Read more . . .
Draconian New Police Powers MEDIA RELEASE13 November 2009 The PILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic (HPLC) has slammed the introduction of legislation that will give police the power to conduct random strip searches in the street and may be used to … Read more . . .
Anger over broadened police powers to search people Jessica Cravenhttp://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2009/12/18/132511_news.html The Geelong Advertiser, December 18th, 2009 A GEELONG lawyer has slammed new laws that allow police to search people in designated public areas as an “outrageous breach of human rights”. … Read more . . .
Increased police powers in Australia http://www.pilch.org.au/Page.aspx”ID=353 PILCH is a leading Victorian (Australia), not-for-profit organisation which is committed to furthering the public interest, improving access to justice and protecting human rights. PILCH does this by facilitating the provision of pro bono … Read more . . .
RIGHTS-AUSTRALIA: Iraq War Critic Deported to USBob Burton CANBERRA, Sep 15, 2005 (IPS) – The Australian government deported, Thursday, Scott Parkin, a soft-spoken peace and environmental activist, of the Texas-based Houston Global Awareness Collective, for participation in non-violence and civil disobedience … Read more . . .
Australian Senate hearings reveal public opposition to "terrorism" laws By Mike Head 27 April 2002 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/apr2002/asio-a27.shtml Hearings before a Senate committee have demonstrated considerable opposition among ordinary people, as well as a broad range of organisations, to the package of … Read more . . .