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.
3 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2016
Date Written: August 16, 2016
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
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