29.05.2006

Review of Sedition Laws (DP 71)

DP 71 (released 29 May 2006) is the second consultation document produced during the course of the Sedition Inquiry.View DP 71 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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29.05.2006

‘Sedition’ should go, focus on urging violence

Monday, 29 May 2006: The term ‘sedition’ should be removed from the federal statute book, and offences urging force or violence against the government or community groups should be redrafted, the Australian Law Reform Commission said today. Releasing a Discussion Paper (DP 71) on federal sedition laws, ALRC President Professor David Weisbrot said the proposals

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20.03.2006

Review of Sedition Laws (IP 30)

IP 30 (released 20 March 2006) is the first consultation document produced during the course of the Sedition Inquiry.View IP 30 in HTML on the AustLII website.

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20.03.2006

Are sedition laws necessary and effective?

Monday, 20 March 2006: An independent review of federal sedition laws is asking whether the controversial laws are necessary and effective. Australian Law Reform Commission President, Professor David Weisbrot, called for public comment today with the release of a community consultation paper Review of Sedition Laws (ALRC Issues Paper 30). The federal government ‘modernised’ the

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02.03.2006

Sedition law review must strike a delicate balance

Thursday, 2 March 2006: Concern to protect the security of Australians here and abroad must be balanced against the fundamental rights to freedom of speech and freedom of association, in the Australian Law Reform Commission’s new inquiry into controversial federal sedition laws. ALRC President Professor David Weisbrot said that Australians place a “very high premium

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24.06.2004

Keeping Secrets: The Protection of Classified and Security Sensitive Information (ALRC Report 98)

ALRC Report 98 was tabled in federal Parliament on 23 June 2004. This inquiry examined measures to safeguard classified and security sensitive information during court or tribunal proceedings, or in the course of other investigations—including those relating to criminal prosecutions, civil suits, immigration matters or freedom of information applications.View ALRC Report 98 in HTML on the

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06.06.2004

Protection of Classified and Security Sensitive Information

This inquiry, which began in April 2003, examined measures to safeguard classified and security sensitive information during court or tribunal proceedings, or in the course of other investigations—including those relating to criminal prosecutions, civil suits, immigration matters or freedom of information applications.Cases involving espionage, terrorism and the leaking or misuse of national security inform­ation have

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16.01.2004

Protecting Classified and Security Sensitive Information (DP 67)

Protecting Classified and Security Sensitive Information (DP 67), which inlcuded proposals for reform, was released in January 2004, the second of two consultation documents produced during the inquiry.View DP 67 in HTML on the AustLII website

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19.07.2003

Protecting of Classified and Security Sensitive Information (BP 8)

In July 2003, the ALRC released background paper BP 8, which outlined the issues under consideration.View BP 8 in HTML on the AustLII webiste.

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20.01.1996

Open Government – A Review of the Federal Freedom of Information Act 1982 (ALRC Report 77)

The ALRC began this joint reference with the Administrative Review Council in July 1994. ALRC Report 77 was tabled in January 1996.The principal purpose of the review was to determine whether the FOI Act had achieved the purposes and objectives it was designed to achieve and, if it had not, to recommend changes to improve

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