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Illegal Detention of Australian Journalists (Free Julian Assange) Bill 2021


Type
Private
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Sponsor
CHRISTENSEN, George, MP

Summary

The bill: protects Australian journalists from detention and prosecution by foreign governments by defining journalism as including conduct engaged in the ordinary course of legitimate journalism, such as publishing and passively receiving information and conduct engaged in for the purpose of journalistic activity that would not be an offence in Australia; provides for offences for detaining Australians for legitimate journalistic activities; and provides that conduct engaged in by Julian Assange for the purpose of WikiLeaks is legitimate journalistic activity.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29/11/21  
Discharged from Notice Paper 29/11/21 In accordance with House Standing Order 116(a)
     

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

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    Notes