Policy: 1977 Brief

A.S.I.O AND THE SPECIAL BRANCH

AGM. 29.10.77.

The Committee for Civil Liberties expresses profound dismay over the report of the Hope Royal Commission on intelligence and security and the decisions of the Federal Government in relation to it.

DEMONSTRATIONS

AGM. 29.10.77.

"That this meeting deplores the ban on street marches in Queensland and the apparently indiscriminate arrests which followed the Anti-Uranium demonstration on Saturday 22nd October 1977."

DISCRIMINATION

CM. 19.1.77.

That the Council for Civil Liberties supports the particular principles of the Anti-Discrimination Bill 1976 and stresses the need for legislation along these lines.

DOCK STATEMENTS

CM. 23.1.77.

The Council for Civil Liberties is opposed to amending the law giving the Judge the right to comment on the fact that an accused person only made a statement from the dock.

N.B. As at the 1st September 1978 the Judge still has not that right and there are no present proposals to give it to him.

PRISONS, PRISONERS AND PRISON REFORM

AGM. 29.10.77.

"That the Council for Civil Liberties believes that prisoners should have access to their file kept by the Department of Corrective Services."

SMOKING

CM. 23.1.77.

The prohibition of smoking on public transport was not a Council for Civil Liberties issue.