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

2016-2017-2018

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

No.      , 2018

 

(Senator Leyonhjelm)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts to remove references to insulting or offensive conduct or things, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012                        3

Australian Passports Act 2005                                                                                  3

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                   3

Business Names Registration Act 2011                                                                    3

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                          4

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                      4

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                      4

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                            4

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             5

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                          5

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                          6

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955                                                           6

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999                    6

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                      6

Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Act 2012                7

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                             7

Personal Property Securities Act 2009                                                                    7

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                               7

Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971                             8

Royal Commissions Act 1902                                                                                     8

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                      8

Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010                                                                       8

Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986                                                                               8

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts to remove references to insulting or offensive conduct or things, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Freedom of Speech Legislation Amendment (Insult and Offend) Act 2018 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.