Securing Freedom. Political Speech in Australia. [ 2006-10-31 - 2009-10-31 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Professor Katharine Gelber (Chief Investigator)

Brief description Securing Freedom. Political Speech in Australia. This project will strengthen Australians' ability to secure their own freedom through enhancing and maintaining a stronger civic culture. Political speech is vital to the health of Australian democracy. By considering political speech in practice, this project will show the wide extent of political freedoms and thus democratic practice in Australia today. It will also outline some areas where the freedom may be at risk. In an era where political freedoms can be perceived to be at risk due to the need to ensure national security, this project will harmonise and reconcile national security needs with the democratic values of Australian society.

Funding Amount $75,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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