Freedom of association in the Australian Constitution and the crime of consorting

Gray, Anthony (2013) Freedom of association in the Australian Constitution and the crime of consorting. University of Tasmania Law Review, 32 (2). pp. 149-183. ISSN 0082-2108

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This article considers constitutional issues that could arise with laws that purport to criminalise the act of association. Current examples include the consorting provision in the New South Wales Crimes Act, and the amendments to the anti-association legislation in Queensland in October 2013 criminalising the act of association. It considers such laws in light of the implied freedom of political communication, often suggested to include a right to associate.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2014 06:57
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2015 02:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: association, freedom to associate, consorting, anti-association laws, bikie laws
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940203 Political Systems

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