meeting: terror laws - 31 january 2002
anti-nuclear festival - 8 february 2002



meeting: terror laws threaten democratic rights

THURSDAY 31 JANUARY 2002 - 6:30pm - 8.30pm

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace
Lansdowne and Cathedral Rooms
383 Albert Street - corner Lansdowne Street
East Melbourne

An initiative of the Human Rights Alliance Public
Briefing and Campaign Meeting
Terror laws threaten democratic rights

* Chris Maxwell, QC, Liberty, Victoria
* Joan Coxsedge, political activist, writer
* Dr Jude McCulloch, Police Studies, Deakin University
* Damien Lawson, Human Rights Working Group, Federation of Community Legal Centres
* Marc Purcell, Catholic Commission for Justice, Development and Peace


* ASIO to get powers of arrest and detention for up to 48 hours without the right to legal representation
* The removal of the right to silence when under questioning
* The creation of terrorist offences and related legislation violating the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association
* removal of privacy rights and increased powers for government to seize an organisation's assets

In early February the Howard Government will introduce new counter-terrorist laws into Federal Parliament.

The laws are so broad in scope that they threaten to criminalise many unions, environmental and community organisations engaged in protest activity and industrial action.

ASIO will move from spy agency to secret police with the power to hold people incommunicado for up to 48 hours without access to a lawyer.

It is crucial that we act now to ensure the ALP block or significantly amend these laws in the Senate.

This meeting will discuss how unions, legal, environmental and community groups, and concerned citizens can work together to defend fundamental rights to freedom of expression, assembly, association and privacy.

RSVP: Genevieve Ryan at CCJDP on 03 9926 5710

For more information:
Damien Lawson 9391 2244 or 0418 140 387

The Human Rights Alliance of Australia is a new intitative of NGOs and activists.

Damien Lawson --
Western Suburbs Legal Service Inc.
30 Hall St, Newport 3015 VIC
03 9391 2244 (Tel) 03 9399 1686 (Fax) 0418 140 387 (Mobile)



balluk beek 2002 anti nuclear festival



For the third year in a row there will be a Balluk Beek Anti-Nuclear Festival organised by Nuclear Free Australia(City).

It will be held at beautiful, bushy Camp Eureka in Yarra Junction just out of Melbourne.

Balluk Beek is Wurundjeri for 'People getting to-gether on the land.

Starting Friday Afternoon 8th February to Sunday 10th February, this festival will be an opportunity for people to have fun, learn, make music, and plan action that will help make Australia nuclear-free!

With new uranium mines, nuclear waste dump and a nuclear reactor on the way, this a good time to reinvigorate the anti-nuclear campaign.

There will be:

Political, Environmental, Indigenous, Spritual workshops inc. Alternative Energy, Current Campaigning, Anti-nuclear films & Conference, Yoga, Reiki, Meditation.

LIVE MUSIC AND JAMMIN' with a great range of solo artists and bands.

*$10 entry or donation
*Drug and Alcohol Free
*Vegetarian Food Available (by donation)
*BYO Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Torch, Bathers (for dipping in river), Musical Intruments, Poems, Firesticks.

Bring tent if you want (Some huts available).

CAMP EUREKA has kitchen, toilets, showers, rec room etc.

CAMP ADDRESS: 100 Tarrango Rd, Yarra Junction. Melways ref: 288 k10
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: 683 Warburton Bus from Lilydale train station.
MET INFO (Bus Timetable) Ph 13 16 38

If you want to run a workshop or have any query: ring 9754 1968.


all events are in melbourne unless otherwise stated


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