Name: Student Newspaper Editors put on trial for politcal speech.

Date:  1985 - 1995 , 1995 - 2005

Location:  Australia

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPrint Journalism

Artist: "Editors" - elected student officials of Student Newspaper "Rabelias"

Confronting Bodies: Director of Public Prosecutions (akin to the US Federal Attourney General)

Date of Action: Many,

Specific Location: Melbourne, Australia Canberra, Australia

Description of Artwork: Student Newspaper. In particular a newspaper article describing "The Art of Shoplifting". This was a political statement about the lack of opportunity and funding for the poor (and students especially).

Description of Incident: Further details are listed on a website. Here is a complete link:

Results of Incident: Case dropped by DPP but could theoretically be resumed any time until the statue of limitations applies.

Source: As mentioned, plus I was an editor of another newspaper at another University at the time.

Submitted By: Brendan Searle

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