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


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

Summary

Amends 23 Commonwealth Acts to remove certain restrictions on insulting or offensive speech.

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 27/06/18  
Second reading moved 27/06/18  
     

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
  • Considered by scrutiny committee (14/08/2018): Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights; Report 7 of 2018
  • Referred to Committee (16/08/2018): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 08/03/2019