About this inquiry

The bills are part of a suite of bills that would make various amendments intended to strengthen free speech in Commonwealth law.



Past Public Hearings

15 Feb 2019: Canberra, ACT

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Inquiry Status

Submissions closed

Accessibility

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Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Censorship) Bill 2018, Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Insult and Offend) Bill 2018, Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Security) Bill 2018

On 16 August 2018 the Senate referred the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Censorship) Bill 2018, Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Insult and Offend) Bill 2018 and the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Security) Bill 2018 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2018. On 3 December 2018, the Senate extended the committee's reporting date to 8 March 2019.

The deadline for submissions to the inquiry is 20 September 2018.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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