Wednesday, December 24, 2008 

We did it!

It's been two years since our last post which means it's been over three years since the Anti Terror laws came into effect and three years since a disparate group of artists, writers and filmmakers met in Robert Connolly's office to discuss the new laws' effect on free speech.

Yesterday the Government agreed to accept 25 of the ALRC's 27 recommendations including removing "Sedition" from the statute books. The remaining 2 provisions were accepted "in principle" which means, for all intents and purposes, the Government has accepted the ALRC's report in full.

This is a fantastic victory. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who lobbied, wrote, painted and testified.

I'm happy to say this will be our last post. The ALRC's website has lots more information.

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