Is freedom of speech guaranteed in the Constitution of Australia?

Does Australia have freedom of speech guaranteed in the constitution?

Answer #1

“Actually freedom of speech would not be in a constitution it would be in a bill of rights which Australia does not have at present.”

That’s just how it is in America…doesn’t mean it’s protocol.

Answer #2

The Australian Constitution does not have any express provision relating to freedom of speech. In theory, therefore, the Commonwealth Parliament may restrict or censor speech through censorship legislation or other laws, as long as they are otherwise within constitutional power. The Constitution consists mainly of provisions relating to the structure of the Commonwealth Parliament, executive government and the federal judicial system.(6) There is no list of personal rights or freedoms which may be enforced in the courts. There are however some provisions relating to personal rights such as the right to trial by jury (section 80), and the right to freedom of religion (section 116).

http://www.aph.gov.au/LIBRARY/Pubs/RN/2001-02/02rn42.htm

Answer #3

I assume not, since Santa can’t say “ho ho ho”.

Answer #4

*I assume not, since Santa can’t say ‘ho ho ho’. LOL thanks Kamex I needed that.

Answer #5

Actually freedom of speech would not be in a constitution it would be in a bill of rights which Australia does not have at present.

Answer #6

I don’t know. They should! Everyone should say what they want! As long as its either truthful or nice!!!

Answer #7

no, in Australia we do not have the right to freedom of speech. it is not in a bill of rights nor is it in our constitution

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