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Monday, May 29, 2006 

"Sedition" should be removed from the Statute Books says the ALRC

The ALRC has been very quick in releasing a Discussion Paper based on submissions to its inquiry into the sedition provisions. According to their Press Release, the discussion paper recommends that "the concept of ‘sedition’ should be removed from the federal statute book, and offences urging force or violence against the government or community groups should be redrafted".

This is a brilliant result! However (of course there is a "however") we're only half way there. There is still time and opportunity for more community input. If you're reading this blog, you're a concerned citizen. Please download the Discussion Paper and respond to the ALRC by July 3.

(Click on the underlined bits to read the Press Release and Discussion Paper. Instructions on how to make a submission are at the bottom of the index page (scroll past the index for the Discussion Paper). Submissions can be short, informal and via email)

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