A.S.I.O AND THE SPECIAL BRANCH
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.
"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."
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.
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
"That the Council for Civil Liberties believes that prisoners should have access to their file kept by the Department of Corrective Services."
The prohibition of smoking on public transport was not a Council for Civil Liberties issue.