CENSORSHIP (PRESS AND POSTAL) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Governor-General may forbid publication, etc of information with respect to troops etc

   4   Offences

   5   Guilty knowledge presumed

   6   Duration of proclamation

   7   Letter, etc may be opened, detained or delayed by officer in Post Office

   8   Prosecution only with consent of Director of Public Prosecutions

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THE CENSORSHIP (PRESS AND POSTAL) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 18th August, 1914]

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1   Short title

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   This Act may be cited as the Censorship (Press and Postal) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act "Press Censor" means the person or persons for the time being appointed by the Governor-General to perform the duties of Press Censor under this Act.

3   Governor-General may forbid publication, etc of information with respect to troops etc

   The Governor-General may at any time which he shall deem to be a time of emergency forbid by proclamation the publication of all information with respect to troops, ships, aircraft, or war material, or to the plans of the naval or military authorities or to any measures taken for or connected with the defence of the Commonwealth or any part thereof and also any statement, comment or suggestion calculated directly or indirectly to convey any such information.

4   Offences

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   (a)   any owner, publisher, printer or editor of any newspaper, magazine, book, pamphlet or other publication who without the consent in writing of the Press Censor first had and obtained, knowingly publishes any information, statement, comment or suggestion forbidden by the said proclamation; and

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