Policy: 1972 Brief


CM. 13.12.73.

'The right of any person in principle to obtain information recorded about him by any Government department or Government instrumentality is a basic civil liberty.'


Press release, quoted in Civil Liberty (April 1972).

'The Council for Civil Liberties notes with concern the reports in the press that at least three States in the Commonwealth have declared their intention of 'closing down' sex shops. It is the firm view of the Council that no Government should interfere with the sale and distribution of these goods to members of the public since this involves an attempt to arbitrarily impose the moral beliefs of one section of the community upon another section which does not share those beliefs. No one is compelled to enter the shops and buy these goods.'