POLICY ON DAVID HICKS
The Committee had recommended that the AGM endorse the following policy statement in relation to David Hicks.
Because we share the outrage of very many Australians at the consistent and ongoing denial of justice, fairness and due legal process to David Hicks from the time of his capture and detainment in 2002 and at the use of torture on David Hicks during his detention, the NSWCCL:
i. Supports David Hicks in his campaign to clear his name and have his plea bargain conviction overturned.
ii. Calls on the Australian Government to conduct a comprehensive, independent and open inquiry into David Hick’s detention and treatment in Guantanamo Bay and his treatment by the Australian Government on his return to Australia.
iii. Calls on the Australian Government to reverse its unwarranted and vindictive decision to seize funds from the sale of David Hick’s book Guantanamo My Journey under the Commonwealth Proceeds of Crime Act.
Moved Stephen Blanks /Lesley Lynch: That the policy relating to David Hicks be approved:
2011 MOTION WITHOUT NOTICE
AMENDMENT TO POLICY ON SMOKING
The May 2011 Committee meeting endorsed an amendment to the CCL policy on smoking. As the policy had been approved by the 1993 AGM, the amended policy was referred by the Committee referred to the 2011 AGM for approval.
The CCL Committee recommended that the 1993 CCL policy on smoking be amended by the addition of the words ‘health and’ before the word ‘comfort’ and that following amended policy be approved:
This Council believes that any individual's liberty should only be curtailed when it impinges on the liberties of others. We do not oppose the sale of tobacco products to adults. It is a person's right to use any legal substance, but the context of use should be dependent on the health and comfort of others. Smoking should only be allowed where there is no likelihood of passive smoking causing harm to others.
Moved Stephen Blanks/Margaret Hogge: That the amended policy on smoking be approved: