Policy: 1964 Brief

COSTS ON ACQUITTAL

Annual General Meeting (October 1964).

'The Council for Civil Liberties shall press for the enactment of a provision that in all criminal cases, whether upon summary trial or by indictment, the presiding Judge, Magistrate or other judicial officer, may order that the defendant in the event of being duly acquitted and not either bound over or detained, shall be entitled to have his costs of defence (reasonably incurred) paid out of the fund provided for that purpose.'

IMMIGRATION

CM. 20.7.64.

'The Council for Civil Liberties in accordance with its principles is firmly opposed to the refusal of entry permits on purely political grounds. In particular, it holds that entry into Australia should be granted to authorised political delegates from overseas seeking to attend a meeting or congress held in Australia under the auspices of any legal Australian political party.'

POLICE PROSECUTORS

CM. 20.7.64.

'We are in favour of the abolition of police prosecutors as they presently exist in New South Wales.'

POLICE

Letter of 7th July 1964 to Premier Renshaw quoted in Newsletter No. 3.

'The integrity of the Police Force can only be maintained whilst vigilant action is taken, by those responsible, to purge the Force of those members who bring discredit upon it from time to time. A great deal of public disquiet can exist if no action is taken in such cases and the policeman concerned is allowed to carry on in the execution of his duty as before.'