Roy Jordan


In good faith: sedition law in Australia

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 2005...

Anti-Terrorism Bill (No 2) 2005

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.

Free Speech and the Constitution

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...