News

Media coverage, September 2014

1st Sep 2014

Just some of the media coverage generated by the Australian Lawyers Alliance or its members during the month of September 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 nick@lawyersalliance.com.au for a summary of that article.

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Who will watch the watchers?

Australian Financial Review, 30 September 2014

 

Montara oil spill: Indonesia requests Australia's cooperation on resolving dispute over impact on coastal communities

ABC Lateline, 29 September 2014

Also published on Yahoo News,ABC News Radio

 

Loss of liberty the real threat

Hobart Mercury, 29 September 2014

 

Juvenile offenders could be kept at the Hyatt Hotel 

6PR, 29 September 2014

 

ABC must present both sides of the debate on terrorism

The Australian, 27 September 2014

 

Our free press is under siege

Herald Sun, 27 September 2014

Also published in the Daily Telegraph, the Courier Mail, Adelaide Advertiser, Hobart Mercury

 

The entire Australian web can be monitored

The Dominion Post, 26 September 2014

 

Tough new terror laws clear the Senate

Echonet Daily, 26 September 2014

 

Report on counter-terror laws

The Wire FM, 26 September 2014

Also broadcast on 104.7 Gippsland FM (Morwell), 2ARM (Armidale), 2BOB (Taree), 2HOT (Cobar), 2MCE (Orange), 2MCR (Campbelltown), 2MIA (Griffith), 2NCR (Lismore), 2NUR (Newcastle), 2SER FM (Sydney), 2TLC (Maclean), 2VM (Moree), 2XX FM (Canberra), 2YOU FM (Tamworth), 3MGB (Mallacoota), 3REG (Bairnsdale), 4BCB (Blackwater), 4CRM (Mackay), 4GEM (Bowen), 4K1G (Townsville), 4MIG (Mt Isa), 4RRR (Roma),4TOF (Cunnamulla), 4US (Rockhampton), 5GTR (Mt Gambier), 5RRR (Woomera), 5THE (Millicent), 98.9FM (Brisbane), BAY FM (Byron Bay), BLU FM 89.1 (Katoomba), CUZ FM (Bourke), EM FM (Echuca), Eurbodalla Radio (Moruya), FBi Radio (Sydney), Gove FM (Nhulunbuy), Hobart FM (Hobart), KIX FM (Kingscote), MOB FM (Mt Isa), NineFourOne (Wollongong), North West FM (Richmond), Oak FM (Wangaratta), Radio Goolarri (Broome), Radio Larrakia (Darwin), Radio Nag (Yeppoon), Stereo 974 (Sunshine), Tank Radio (Kempsey), TEN73 Border FM (Albury), Triple C FM (Bendigo), Triple U (Nowra), UG FM (Alexandra)

 

Warning over the media hysteria over the supposed terror threat 

2MCE Orange, 26 September 2014

Also broadcast on 100.9 FM (Albany), 104.7 Gippsland FM (Morwell), 105.1 FM Caboolture, (Caboolture), 2BOB (Taree), 2CBD (Deepwater), 2HOT (Cobar), 2M(Campbelltown), 2MTM (Coonamble). 2NCR (Lismore), 2SSR (Wollongong), 2WAY (Wauchope), 2WCR (Coonabarabran), 2XX FM (Canberra), 3MBS (Melbourne), 3MGB (Mallacoota), 3REG (Bairnsdale), 3SER (Pakenham), 4BCR (Bundaberg), 4CRM (Mackay), 4YOU (Rockhampton), 5CCR (Ceduna), 5THE (Millicent), Alpine Radio (Mount Beauty), Bay and Basin FM (Nowra), Bay FM (Brisbane), Beau FM (Beaudesert), BLU FM 89.1 (Katoomba), Burnett River Radio (Gayndah), Cairns FM 89.1 (Cairns), City Park Radio (Launceston), Cow FM (Casino), Encounter FM (Victor Harbor), Eurbodalla Radio (Moruya), Ezy FM (Lithgow), Five-O-Plus (Gosford), FM 96.3 (Tumut), Fraser Coast Community Radio (Hervey Bay), Gulf FM (Kadina), Heart FM (Deloraine), KCR FM (Perth), KRR (Kandos), NineFourOne (Wollongong), Noosa Community Radio (Sunshine Coast), Oak FM (Wangaratta), Opal FM (Lightning Ridge), Paradise FM (Ballina), Phoenix FM (Bendigo), QbynFM (Canberra), Radio Mansfield (Mansfield), Rainbow FM (Warwick), Rhema FM Orange (Orange), Rock FM (Moranbah), Smart FM (Swan Hill), Star FM (St Helens), Tank Radio (Kempsey), Tasman FM (Hobart), Three Rivers Radio (Dunedoo), Triple B (Tanunda), Triple H (Horsham), Twin Cities FM (Wanneroo), UG FM (Alexandra), Valley FM (Brisbane), Valley FM (Canberra), VOX FM (Wollongong), WAR FM (Gilgandra), Way FM (Canberra), Way FM (Launceston), Yass FM (Yass), York FM (York)

 

Australian laws to criminalise travel to terror hotspots

Intellasia.net, 26 September 2014

 

 A legal expert has expressed his concerns for Australia's democratic values

2MCE Orange, 26 September 2014

Also broadcast on  100.9 FM (Albany), 104.7 Gippsland FM (Morwell), 105.1 FM Caboolture, (Caboolture), 2BOB (Taree), 2CBD (Deepwater), 2HOT (Cobar), 2M(Campbelltown), 2MTM (Coonamble). 2NCR (Lismore), 2SSR (Wollongong), 2WAY (Wauchope), 2WCR (Coonabarabran), 2XX FM (Canberra), 3MBS (Melbourne), 3MGB (Mallacoota), 3REG (Bairnsdale), 3SER (Pakenham), 4BCR (Bundaberg), 4CRM (Mackay), 4YOU (Rockhampton), 5CCR (Ceduna), 5THE (Millicent), Alpine Radio (Mount Beauty), Bay and Basin FM (Nowra), Bay FM (Brisbane), Beau FM (Beaudesert), BLU FM 89.1 (Katoomba), Burnett River Radio (Gayndah), Cairns FM 89.1 (Cairns), City Park Radio (Launceston), Cow FM (Casino), Encounter FM (Victor Harbor), Eurbodalla Radio (Moruya), Ezy FM (Lithgow), Five-O-Plus (Gosford), FM 96.3 (Tumut), Fraser Coast Community Radio (Hervey Bay), Gulf FM (Kadina), Heart FM (Deloraine), KCR FM (Perth), KRR (Kandos), NineFourOne (Wollongong), Noosa Community Radio (Sunshine Coast), Oak FM (Wangaratta), Opal FM (Lightning Ridge), Paradise FM (Ballina), Phoenix FM (Bendigo), QbynFM (Canberra), Radio Mansfield (Mansfield), Rainbow FM (Warwick), Rhema FM Orange (Orange), Rock FM (Moranbah), Smart FM (Swan Hill), Star FM (St Helens), Tank Radio (Kempsey), Tasman FM (Hobart), Three Rivers Radio (Dunedoo), Triple B (Tanunda), Triple H (Horsham), Twin Cities FM (Wanneroo), UG FM (Alexandra), Valley FM (Brisbane), Valley FM (Canberra), VOX FM (Wollongong), WAR FM (Gilgandra), Way FM (Canberra), Way FM (Launceston), Yass FM (Yass), York FM (York)

 

Spy laws passed in Senate: ASIO given new powers

Courier Mail, 26 September 2014

 

#HeyASIO: Twitter hits back at new terror laws in Australia

news.com.au, 26 September 2014

 

#Hey ASIO: are you reading this?

news.com.au, 26 September 2014

Also published in the Daily Telegraph

 

Spy laws passed in Senate: ASIO given new powers

Daily Telegraph, 26 September 2014

 

Lawyer warning on terror laws

Sunraysia Daily, 26 September 2014

 

Secret lifetime care plan slammed

Rick Morton, The Australian, 26 September 2014

 

Living in the land of data retention

Business Spectator, 26 September 2014

 

Terror laws clear Senate, enabling entire Australian web to be monitored and whistleblowers to be jailed

Brisbane Times, 26 September 2014
Also published on WA Today, Canberra Times

 

Wrongful arrest fear

Cairns Post, 26 September 2014

 

Lawyer warning on terror laws

Sunraysia Daily, 26 September 2014

 

Report about the new terror laws being debated

Triple J (Adelaide), 25 September 2014
Also broadcast on Triple J (Brisbane), Triple J (Canberra), Triple J (Darwin), Triple J (Hobart), Triple J (Melbourne), Triple J (Perth), Triple J (Sydney)

 

Lawyers concerned about terror laws

Cairns Post, 25 September 2014

Also published on News.com.au, Nine News online, Perth Now, FC Hornet, Stuff.co.nz, Sky News, The Australian, AAP Newswire, The Sydney News

 

Government commitment to civil liberties questioned

Northern Daily Leader, 25 September 2014

 

Travel ban tipped to trip Aussie expats

The Australian, 25 September 2014

 

We'll help lock in laws within weeks: Shorten

The Australian, 25 September 2014

 

Terror zone travel ban law questioned in Senate

Daily Mercury, 25 September 2014

Also published in Byron Shire News, CQ News

 

Parliament 'bullied' to pass national security laws, says Greens senator Scott Ludlam

Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 2014

Also published in the Canberra Times

 

Shooting, new laws put terror in spotlight

news.com.au, 24 September 2014

 

Australian police shoot dead ‘terror suspect’

Gulf Times, 24 September 2014

Also published in the Times Live, Global Post, Bangkok Post, Bangkok Post, Malay Mail Online, Daily Star

 

Terror zone travel ban law questioned in Senate

CQ News, 24 September 2014

 

Proposed Terror Law Would Allow Australia's Entire Internet To Be Monitored With Just One Warrant

Techdirt.com.au, 24 September 2014

 

Shooting, new laws put terror in spotlight

Skynews.com.au, 24 September 2014

 

New terror laws: What they mean for you

News.com.au, 24 September 2014

Also published in the Hobart Mercury

New laws could give ASIO a warrant for the entire internet, jail journalists and whistleblowers

Ben Grubb, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 2014 

Also published in the Junee Southern Cross, Namoi Valley Independent

 

Interview about terror raids and media impact

Radio 3RRR Melbourne, 23 September 2014

 

Terrorism not the only threat to our freedom

Warrnambool Standard, 23 September 2014

 

Terror laws protect unity rather than undermine it (editorial)

The Australian, 23 September 2014

 

Terror scaremongering threatens our democracy

Greg Barns, The Age, 22 September 2014

 

Terrorism attack claims are still far from being proven

Border Mail, 22 September 2014

 

New laws set dangerous precedent

Radio 3AW, 22 September 2014

 

The Foreign Fighters Bill to be introduced to Federal Parliament

ABC Radio 774 Melbourne, 22 September 2014

Also broadcast on ABC Radio Ballarat, ABC Central Victoria (Bendigo), ABC Gippsland (Sale), ABC Goulburn Murray (Wodonga), ABC Mildura - Swan Hill (Mildura), ABC Shepparton (Shepparton), ABC South Western Victoria (Warrnambool), ABC Western Victoria (Horsham), ABC Radio Hobart 936

 

Interview: Trampoline park injury waivers

Radio 2ue, 22 September 2014

 

Trampoline park injuries spark safety probe and hospital investigation

Esther Han, Sun Herald, 21 September 2014

Also published in the Sunday Age, The Cessnock Advertiser

 

Leftist troublemakers try to divide Australians and downplay terror threats

Miranda Devine, Sunday Telegraph, 21 September 2014

Also published in the Sunday Herald Sun

 

Questions about the number of people charged during yesterday's terrorist raids

720 ABC Radio Perth, 19 September 2014

Also broadcast on ABC Goldfields WA (Kalgoorlie), ABC Great Southern (Albany), ABC Kimberley (Broome), ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt (Geraldton), ABC North West WA (Karratha), ABC South West WA (Bunbury), ABC Gold Coast, ABC Darwin, ABC Alice Springs (Alice Springs), ABC 936 Hobart, ABC Northern Tasmania (Launceston), Radio National (Hobart), ABC Radio 612 Brisbane, ABC Capricornia (Rockhampton), ABC Far North (Cairns), ABC North Queensland (Townsville), ABC North West Qld (Mt Isa), ABC Southern Queensland (Toowoomba), ABC Sunshine Coast (Sunshine Coast), ABC Tropical North (Mackay), ABC Western Queensland (Longreach), ABC Wide Bay (Bundaberg), Radio National (Brisbane), 891 ABC Adelaide, ABC Broken Hill (Broken Hill), ABC Eyre Peninsula and West Coast (Port Lincoln), ABC North and West SA (Port Pirie), ABC Riverland SA (Renmark), ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier), Radio National (Adelaide), 702 ABC Sydney, ABC Central Coast (Erina), ABC Central West NSW (Orange), BC Coffs Coast (Coffs Harbour), ABC Illawarra (Wollongong), ABC New England North West (Tamworth), ABC Newcastle (Newcastle), ABC North Coast NSW (Lismore), ABC Riverina (Wagga Wagga), ABC South East NSW (Bega), ABC Upper Hunter (Muswellbrook), ABC Western Plains NSW (Dubbo), Radio National (Newcastle), Radio National (Sydney), ABC Ballarat (Ballarat), ABC Central Victoria (Bendigo), ABC Gippsland (Sale), ABC Goulburn Murray (Wodonga), ABC Mildura - Swan Hill (Mildura), ABC Shepparton (Shepparton), ABC South Western Victoria (Warrnambool), ABC Western Victoria (Horsham), Radio National (Melbourne), ABC 774 Melbourne, ABC Newsradio Sydney, ABC NewsRadio (Adelaide), ABC NewsRadio (Brisbane), ABC NewsRadio (Canberra), ABC NewsRadio (Gold Coast), ABC NewsRadio (Melbourne), ABC NewsRadio (Newcastle), ABC NewsRadio (Perth)

Panel discussion on terrorism and national security

Sky News, 19 September 2014

 

Terrorism and national security discussion (television broadcast)

ABC Lateline, 19 September 2014

 

Asio torture warning: fears new powers will allow suspects to be harmed

Oliver Milman, The Guardian, 19 September 2014

 

Death fears for asylum seekers

Courier Mail, 19 September 2014

 

Lawyers slam asylum seeker round up

Townsville Bulletin, 19 September 2014

This story also published in Shepparton News, Daily Advertiser, Bendigo Advertiser, Northern Daily Bulletin

 

Mentally Ill Asylum Seekers in Australia Being Detained, Forced to Return Home: Reports

RiaNovosti, 18 September 2014

 

Concerns over the rights of the 15 people detained after police terror raids in Brisbane and Sydney 

Radio Adelaide, 18 September 2014

Also broadcast on 104.7 Gippsland FM (Morwell), 2ARM (Armidale), 2BOB (Taree), 2HOT (Cobar), 2MCE (Orange), 2MCR (Campbelltown), 2MIA (Griffith), 2NCR (Lismore), 2NUR (Newcastle), 2SER FM (Sydney), 2TLC (Maclean), 2VM (Moree), 2XX FM (Canberra), 2YOU FM (Tamworth), 3MGB (Mallacoota), 3REG (Bairnsdale), 4BCB (Blackwater), 4CRM (Mackay), 4GEM (Bowen), 4K1G (Townsville), 4MIG (Mt Isa), 4RRR (Roma), 4TOF (Cunnamulla), 4US (Rockhampton), 5GTR (Mt Gambier), 5RRR (Woomera), 5THE (Millicent), 98.9FM (Brisbane), BAY FM (Byron Bay), BLU FM 89.1 (Katoomba), CUZ FM (Bourke), EM FM (Echuca), Eurbodalla Radio (Moruya), FBi Radio (Sydney), Gove FM (Nhulunbuy), Hobart FM (Hobart), KIX FM (Kingscote), MOB FM (Mt Isa), NineFourOne (Wollongong), North West FM (Richmond), Oak FM (Wangaratta), Radio Goolarri (Broome), Radio Larrakia (Darwin), Radio Nag (Yeppoon), Stereo 974 (Sunshine), Tank Radio (Kempsey), TEN73 Border FM (Albury), Triple C FM (Bendigo), Triple U (Nowra), UG FM (Alexandra)

 

Major counter-terror operation currently underway in Qld and NSW
Radio National Canberra, 18 September 2014

Also broadcast on Radio National (Adelaide), Radio National (Brisbane), Radio National (Darwin), Radio National (Hobart), Radio National (Melbourne), Radio National (Newcastle), Radio National (Perth), Radio National (Sydney)

 

Concern that mentally-ill asylum seekers are being detained

ABC 774 Melbourne, 18 September 2014

Also broadcast on ABC Ballarat, ABC Central Victoria, ABC Gippsland, ABC Goulburn Murray,  ABC Mildura - Swan Hill, ABC Shepparton, ABC South Western Victoria (Warrnambool), ABC Western Victoria (Horsham), Radio National (Melbourne), ABC 666 Canberra, ABC Radio Hobart, ABC Radio Adelaide, ABC Broken Hill (Broken Hill), ABC Eyre Peninsula and West Coast (Port Lincoln), ABC North and West SA (Port Pirie), ABC Riverland SA (Renmark), ABC South East SA (Mt Gambier), Triple J (Adelaide), Triple J (Brisbane), Triple J (Canberra), Triple J (Darwin), Triple J (Hobart), Triple J (Melbourne), Triple J (Perth), Triple J Sydney

 

ALA slams media's raid coverage

Brisbane Legal, 18 September 2014

 

Lawyers slam asylum seeker round up

The Australian, 18 September 2014

Also published on Channel Nine TV online news, Courier Mail, Daily Telegraph, Perth Now, Herald Sun, AAP Newswire, Northern Territory News, News.com.au

 

Lawyers fear mentally ill asylum seekers being detained, set to be forcibly returned to home countries

ABC News online, 18 September 2014

Also published on Yahoo News Australia

 

Beware the politics of panic in terror alerts

Greg Barns, The Drum, 12 September 2014

 

Harriss claims UN 'misled'

Launceston Examiner, 11 September 2014

 

Tasmanian Attorney-General announces plan to change criminal appeals law

Perth Now, 9 September 2014

Also published in the Hobart Mercury

 

In the fight against crime, increasing numbers is just a cop out

Hobart Mercury, 8 September 2014

 

Questions over the death of Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei

ABC News Radio online, 8 September 2014

This interview was also broadcast on ABC NewsRadio (Melbourne), ABC NewsRadio (Brisbane), ABC NewsRadio (Adelaide), ABC NewsRadio (Perth), ABC NewsRadio (Canberra), ABC NewsRadio (Newcastle), ABC NewsRadio (Gold Coast)

 

Croc surprise find during drug raids

The Advocate, 5 September 2014

 

Commonwealth may have breached its duty of care 

ABC News Radio online, 4 September 2014

This interview was also broadcast on ABC NewsRadio (Melbourne), ABC NewsRadio (Brisbane), ABC NewsRadio (Adelaide), ABC NewsRadio (Perth), ABC NewsRadio (Canberra), ABC NewsRadio (Newcastle), ABC NewsRadio (Gold Coast), ABC Radio Illawarra and SBS Ethnic Radio

 

Govt will cap abuse payouts: lawyers

Brisbane Times, 4 September 2014

This article was also published on AAP newswire, Border Mail, Sky News, Yahoo News, SBS News, Nine News, The Sydney News, Brisbane Times, and The Age.‚Äč

 

Doctors to make a decision about Manus Island detainee on life support

ABC Radio News Online, 4 September 2014

This interview can be heard here.

Similar radio reports were broadcast on 612 ABC Brisbane, 666 ABC Canberra, 702 ABC Sydney, 720 ABC Perth, 774 ABC Melbourne, 891 ABC Adelaide, 936 ABC Hobart, ABC Alice Springs, ABC Ballarat, ABC Broken Hill, ABC Capricornia, ABC Central Coast, ABC Central Victoria, ABC Central West NSW, ABC Coffs Coast, ABC Darwin, ABC Esperance, ABC Eyre Peninsula and West Coast, ABC Far North, ABC Gippsland, ABC Gold Coast, ABC Goldfields WA, ABC Goulburn Murray, ABC Great Southern, ABC Great Southern WA, ABC Illawarra, ABC Kimberley, ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt, ABC Mildura - Swan Hill, ABC New England North West, ABC Newcastle, ABC North and West SA, ABC North Coast NSW, ABC North Queensland, ABC North West Qld, ABC North West WA, ABC Northern Tasmania, ABC Riverina, ABC Riverland SA, ABC Shepparton, ABC South East NSW, ABC South East SA, ABC South West WA, ABC South Western Victoria, ABC Southern Queensland, ABC Sunshine Coast, ABC Tropical North, ABC Upper Hunter, ABC Western Plains NSW, ABC Western Queensland, ABC Western Victoria, ABC Wide Bay, Radio National 

 

Doubts over crime levy plan

Hobart Mercury, 3 September 2014

 

Why we need paid surrogacy

Sunday Times, 2 September 2014

 

Lawyers criticise crime fee concept

Launceston Examiner, 1 September 2014

 

Budget misses boat on reform

Hobart Mercury, 1 September 2014