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Submission + - South Australia Bans Anonymous Political Speech (abc.net.au)

linumax writes: Michael Atkinson, South Australia's Attorney-General says it has long been a requirement that newspapers verify personal details for letters published during election periods. He says the new law, which has applied since early last month, ensures the public's right to know. "[It's really about] the right to know who's making a comment during an election period". A coalition of major newspapers has branded the new law as draconian censorship of public comment. We have previously discussed several stories related to censorship in Australia.

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