MEDIA GAG SCRAPPED

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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 15 Aug 2020 • Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast (General News)
by Emily Toxward

 

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Quotation is as follows:

Bond University Associate Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law, Dr Danielle Ireland-Piper said: “While this issue is ultimately about balancing two reasonable interests – the need for the public to know and the need to protect individuals from false allegations – it’s possible that parts of the proposed legislation may have triggered legal action under the Australian Constitution and the Queensland Human Rights Act. “Some components of the bill, such as there being no need to prove intent in order to be criminally liable for a prohibited publication, or the need to wait up to three months for the CCC to report back on a proposed publication, may have raised legitimate questions for a court about that balance.” 

Period15 Aug 2020

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  • TitleBackflip on Media Gag Bill
    Media name/outletGold Coast Bulletin
    CountryAustralia
    Date15/08/20
    DescriptionAssociate Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law, Dr
    Danielle Ireland-Piper said: “While this issue is ultimately
    about balancing two reasonable interests – the need for the
    public to know and the need to protect individuals from false
    allegations – it’s possible that parts of the proposed legislation may have triggered legal action under the Australian Constitution and the Queensland Human Rights Act. “Some components of the bill, such as there being no need to prove intent in order to be criminally liable for a prohibited publication, or the need to wait up to three months for the CCC to report back on a proposed publication, may have raised legitimate questions for a court about that balance.”
    PersonsDanielle Ireland-Piper