This guide contains links to Internet resources and documents in the area of federal civil and human rights law, as well as providing links to other guides and directories which contain material on State and Territory and overseas law. More detailed guides are also provided for topics of current interest to the federal Parliament.
For further items, search the Parlinfo database and select ParlInfo Search for journal articles, books and library publications, and Media for newspaper articles and media releases. Although full text searchable, for copyright reasons some material on Parlinfo may be available only to those using the Parliament House computer network.
Journal articles, reports etc
This is now a separate guide and available at http://www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/law/billofrights.htm
- Broadcasting Services Act 1992, Part 9, sections 122-130 (Radio and television broadcasts)
- Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995
- Broadcasting Services Amdt (Online Services) Act 1999 no. 90 (Internet censorship)
- Crimes Legislation Amendment (Telecommunications Offences and Other Measures) (No. 2) Act 2004
Offences relating to possession and distribution of offensive material, including racial hatred material, on the Internet, radio, television etc
- Protecting Australian Families Online Direction no. 1 of 2007.
A direction from the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts to the Australian Communications and Media Authority to conduct a trial of software which can filter illegal and inappropriate content (Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, no. GN 25, 27 June 2007, p. 1705-07)
- Communications Legislation Amendment (Content Services) Act 2007.
Amends the Broadcasting Services Act to establish a new regulatory framework for Internet content hosts and content services delivered over convergent devices eg live streamed content sevices and mobile phones
Discrimination (General issues and topics not covered below)
Australia ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 17 July 2008
Links to other sites
Links to other sites
Links to Australian privacy sites
Links to overseas privacy sites
- via WorldLII
- via Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC)
- via Privacy International
Includes text of the annual Privacy and Human Rights which surveys privacy laws around the world. The major focus of the surveys after 2002 has been to document the effects of anti-terrorism laws introduced after 11 September 2001 on privacy and civil liberty around the world.
- 2005 Calling out the troops: disturbing trends and unanswered questions (M. Head). UNSW Law Journal, v. 28, no. 2, 2005, p. 479-506
- 2005 Call-out the guards: why Australia should no longer fear the deployment of Australian troops on home soil (N. Laing). UNSW Law Journal, v. 28, no. 2, 2005, p. 507-522
- 2005 'To execute and maintain the laws of the Commonwealth': the ADF and internal security : some old issues with new relevance (C. Moore). UNSW Law Journal, v. 28, no. 2, 2005, p. 523-537
- 2004 Army history: aid to the civil power
Brief account of calling out the troops in 1890 and 1891
- 1998 Call out the troops: an examination of the legal basis for Australian Defence Force involvement in 'non-defence' matters (Commonwealth Parliamentary Library)
- 1997 Troops as strikebreakers: use of the Defence Force in industrial action situations (Commonwealth Parliamentary Library)
- 1978 Orders calling out the troops relating to terrorist activities, 14 February 1978 (Special Gazette, no. S 30) and 20 February 1978 (revocation - S 33). Copies available on request from the Library