Jumping the Gun: Legal Limits on the Display of Election Posters

The Bulletin, Law Society of South Australia, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 12-13.

U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2016-29

3 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2016

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Matthew T. Stubbs

University of Adelaide - School of Law

Date Written: August 16, 2016

Abstract

In South Australia, posters advertising candidates and parties appearing beside the road signal an impending election. This election saw a dispute between councils and political parties about when the signs can be put up. This article addresses two issues: what is the legal basis of restrictions on the display of election posters, and do they breach the implied freedom of political communication?

Keywords: Election posters, Australian politics, Local government, Freedom of political communication

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K40, K42

Suggested Citation

Stubbs, Matthew T., Jumping the Gun: Legal Limits on the Display of Election Posters (August 16, 2016). The Bulletin, Law Society of South Australia, Volume 38, Issue 7, pp 12-13., U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2016-29, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2824287

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