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Constitutional freedom of political communication

MELBOURNE DETECTIVE MEDIA (MDM)
9th Dec. 2021 – 2300hrs – Melbourne, Australia

Implied freedom of political communication – Lange v AustralianBroadcasting Corporation (1997) 189 CLR 520).

Legislation will offend against this freedom (unconstitutional and invalid)

‘Government or Political Matters’ (Hogan v Hinch [2011] HCA 4 [49] (French CJ))

HCA – 2 Stage Test [McCloy v New South Wales (2015) 325 ALR 15]

ICCPR Article 19 states: Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.

Nationwide News Pty Ltd v Wills (1992) 177 CLR 1.
Australian Capital Television Pty Ltd v the Commonwealth (1992) 177 CLR 106.
Unions NSW v New South Wales [2013] HCA 58.

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