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Evidence Amendment (Journalists’ Privilege) Bill 2010 (No. 2)


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
BRANDIS, Sen George

Summary

Amends the Evidence Act 1995 to extend protection to confidential communications between journalists and their sources by: presuming the communication is not subject to disclosure unless established as necessary or that public interest concerns outweigh the disclosure; and extending this privilege to all professional confidential relationships and to all prosecutions for Commonwealth offences heard in all Australian courts.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 29/09/10  
Second reading moved 29/09/10  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/11/2010): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (23/11/2010)
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