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Roy Jordan

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8 Apr 2010
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This background note considers the government’s power to declare war and deploy troops overseas from a legal and parliamentary perspective.

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24 Apr 2006
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In this e-Brief Roy Jordan provides background on the history of sedition as a Commonwealth criminal offence. Some examples of past sedition prosecutions are given.

Proposals for reform in the early 1990s are outlined as well as the controversial amendments which were made during...

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18 Nov 2005
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This updated Parliamentary Library Bills Digest summarises the main provisions of the government’s legislation and point to a number of concerns about the content of the bill.

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4 Jun 2002
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This Research Note considers the international instruments dealing with free speech and notes the lack of an express legislative basis for freedom of speech either in the Constitution or in other legislation. Decisions of the High Court which have found an implied freedom of political...

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