Media coverage, November 2014

1st Nov 2014

Just some of the media coverage generated by the Australian Lawyers Alliance or its members during the month of November 2014.

Please note that some of the hotlinks listed below lead to subscriber-only content. ALA members who wish to know more about a particular article and who do not have subscriptions to those publications should contact Media Manager Nick Buchan at for a summary of that article.


Calls to explore options outside Ashley

Sunday Examiner, 30 November 2014


Public service compo could cost more if legislation goes through

Canberra Times, 28 November 2014

Also published on Brisbane Times, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Sydney News


The AFP's new counter terrorism measures

Radio Adelaide, 27 November 2014


Police listened to lawyer-client phone call after Sydney counter-terrorism raid

The Guardian, 24 November 2014


Warnings on black market cigarettes

Newcastle Herald, 21 November 2014


ASIO knows what you did this winter

Australian National Review, 18 November 2014


Abbott's slavish pandering to the US odds with China links

Hobart Mercury, 17 November 2014


Barrister urges cannabis reform

Byron Shire News, 14 November 2014


Wassup, big bro 

Byron Shire Echo, 11 November 2014


Cunneen loses bid to stop ICAC probe

Lawyers Weekly, 10 November 2014


Call for cigarette prohibition an idea that’s doomed to fail

Hobart Mercury, 10 November 2014


The AFP's worrying foray into politics

The Drum, 5 November 2014


Foreign Fighters Bill: wide open to abuse

The Guardian (CPA), 5 November 2014


Commission aims to right Wrongs Act, 3 November 2014


Inquiries to be made into Tony Abbott and his Cabinet for crimes against humanity due to their treatment of asylum seekers

SKY News Australia, 3 November 2014

Also broadcast on SKY News Australia (Adelaide), SKY News Australia (Brisbane), SKY News Australia (Canberra), SKY News Australia (Melbourne), SKY News Australia (Perth), SKY News Australia (Regional NSW), SKY News Australia (Regional Queensland), SKY News Australia (Regional Victoria), SKY News Australia (Tasmania)


True horror story is drug prohibition, not growing ice addiction

Greg BarnsHobart Mercury, 3 November 2014


Special report: Pot Luck

Australian Women's Health, 1 November 2014


Tasmanian govt votes on anti-protest bill

Green Left Weekly, 1 November 2014