Tag Archives: civil liberties

Radio Atticus 9 February 2012

Outlook 2012: Will it be another year of trampling on civil liberties? Nicola Roxon as Attorney General: how will she tackle plain packaging for tobacco, Aboriginal representation in the constitution and  refugees?

Will privacy get a leg up this year, will smokers really have to butt out, and has the essence of privacy been violated through the adoption of full body scanners at Australian airports?

Reporter: Justin Ellis


  1. Tim Vines, Director, Civil Liberties Australia.

We have a newish Attorney General, and this year will really be the opportunity for Nicola Roxon to show her true colours. She is not only the first female federal Attorney General in Australia, she also comes to the job with an agenda already partly formed: plain packaging for tobacco products. How will she fare in 2012?

Reporter: Justin Ellis

1. Richard Ackland, lawyer, journalist and publisher of Justinian.

Radio Atticus 5th May 2011

We talk to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s President about the organization’s funding cuts. How effective will Australia’s first national security legislation monitor really be? And was Osama bin Laden’s death a perversion of justice?

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Radio Atticus 24 March

The asylum seeker debate – has anything really changed since the high court ruling in January? And  wastewater analysis: could your excrement be used as evidence against you?

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Radio Atticus Summer Edition: Thursday 27 January

Once again we look at the stories that made headlines in the law in 2010, and why they’ll be in the headlines again in 2011.

  • Beyond reasonable probability: DNA evidence in the dock,
  • Counter terrorism laws suspend civil liberties,
  • And on the positive side – the Young Lawyers launch a guide to International Law.

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Radio Atticus: Thursday, September 9

Counter terrorism laws suspend civil liberties in NSW. Brand damage versus defamation on social media: who’s really losing out? And when an innocent night out, becomes an expensive brush with the law

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