Title Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019—Report, dated June 2022
Source Senate
Date 26-07-2022
Parliament No. 47
Tabled in Senate 26-07-2022
Parliamentary Paper Year 2022
Parliamentary Paper No. 189
Paper Type Committee Document
Disallowable No
Journals Page No. 31
System Id publications/tabledpapers/410ef311-08b2-4120-a8ef-1d366286d4f2


Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee—Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019—Report, dated June 2022

THE SENATE

LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

PO Box 6100, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600 Tel: 02 6277 3560 Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au Internet: www.aph.gov.au/senate_legalcon

30 June 2022

Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019

On 17 June 2021, the Senate referred the Constitution Alteration (Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press) 2019 (the bill) to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 31 December 2021.

On 22 November 2021, the committee's reporting date was extended to 31 March 2022. On 29 March 2022, the committee's reporting date was extended for a second time to 30 June 2022.

The committee received 30 submissions and did not conduct any hearings. The committee acknowledges the issues raised in submissions and thanks submitters for their contributions to the inquiry. The committee does not consider re-referral of the bill necessary in the 47th Parliament, in the event that it is re-introduced in the Senate.

Senator the Hon Sarah Henderson Chair

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Appendix 1 Submissions

1 Australian Human Rights Commission 2 Alliance for Journalists' Freedom 3 NSW Council for Civil Liberties 4 The Australian National University Law Reform Social Justice Research Hub 5 Arts Law Centre of Australia 6 Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh 7 Christian Schools Australia 8 Prof. Patrick Parkinson 9 Dr Alex Deagon 10 Dr William Stoltz 11 Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia 12 Dr Russell Blackford 13 Mr Benjamin Cronshaw 14 Mr Jarrad Pavy 15 Prof George Williams 16 Maurice Blackburn 17 Rationalist Society of Australia 18 Human Rights Law Centre 19 Mr Paul Nolan 20 Electronic Frontiers Australia 21 Australian Press Council 22 Dr Bruce Baer Arnold 23 Mr John Pyke 24 Baragalia Aboriginal Elders Group 25 The Australia Institute 26 NSW Young Lawyers 27 Josephite Justice Network 28 Mr Rodney Crisp

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29 Mr Robert Heron 30 Australian Federal Police