[LINK] Proposed changes to sedition laws address concerns of the arts sector (and PDF and the environment)

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Mon Oct 19 17:54:08 AEDT 2009

Is this old news for link?

By the way, the first link below is
to the google produced HTML
version of the factsheet which is
28.7 KB so, please think of the environment
before downloading the PDF or RTF version.

> Discussion Paper on National Security Legislation - proposed changes to sedition laws
> Proposed changes to sedition laws address concerns of the arts sector
> The Government made an election commitment to review the sedition legislation and remove the term ?sedition? from federal criminal law in response to concern from the Australian arts and culture community that the current legislation could threaten freedom of expression.
> On 12 August 2009, the Attorney-General released a Discussion Paper containing legislative reforms to Australia's national security legislation. The proposed reforms include amendments that will improve sedition offences in response to the recommendations of the Australian Law Reform Commission's Fighting Words: A Review of Sedition Laws in Australia (2006).
> The proposed changes clarify and modernise the elements of the offence, and are a fundamental step in recognising the place of artists and the media in the community and in upholding the principle of freedom of expression.
> More information about proposed changes to sedition laws
>     * Fact Sheet Ã?Â? Overview of proposed changes to Australia sedition laws (PDF - 297 KB) |  (RTF - 45 KB)

Marghanita da Cruz
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