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Briefing on sedition offences in the Anti-Terrorism Bill 2005

10 Nov 2005
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The Anti-Terrorism Bill proposes to repeal existing sedition offences and replace them with five new offences. The new offences partly implement the Gibbs Review of federal criminal law in 1991, but Gibbs also recommended modernising (and narrowing) many other archaic ‘offences against the government’, including treason, treachery, sedition, inciting mutiny and interfering with political liberty. Because the government has not acted on these recommendations, writes Ben Saul, the new legislation preserves some broad and archaic security offences.

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2005
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