Government funding of non-governmental organisations and the implied freedom of political communication: the constitutionalityof gag clause

Gray, Anthony (2013) Government funding of non-governmental organisations and the implied freedom of political communication: the constitutionalityof gag clause. Australian Journal of Political Science, 48 (4). pp. 456-469. ISSN 1036-1146

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Abstract

This article considers the growing use of clauses in funding contracts with NGOs restricting their ability to engage in advocacy or contribute to public debate on contentious political issues. It argues there is a plausible argument that such clauses are unconstitutional, offensive to the implied freedom of political communication.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Australian Political Studies Association. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 02:24
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 00:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: free speech; advocacy; implied freedom of political communication; political communication; democracy
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160609 Political Theory and Political Philosophy
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2013.846295
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24394

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