The offence of sedition: its history, its current status in Australian and international law, and its constitutionality

Gray, Anthony (2019) The offence of sedition: its history, its current status in Australian and international law, and its constitutionality. Australian Bar Review, 47 (2). pp. 159-180. ISSN 0814-8589

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Abstract

This article considers the offence of sedition. The offence is of ancient vintage. Over the years its scope has narrowed, but sedition-type offences remain a feature of Australian criminal law. This article considers whether a constitutional challenge against such laws might be successful on the basis of 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: The final published version is embargoed for 24 months from the date of publication.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 02:39
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: sedition; treachery; implied freedom of political communication; Constitution
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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36592

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