Magee v Wallace

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Magee v Wallace may appear, prima facie, as an insignificant case with little relevance for wild law. The appeal in Magee v Wallace raises a defence of consent contained in the Summary Offences Act. Kyle Magee argues that if we are to have a true democratic system, one which is in a position to respond to global issues such as the destruction of the environment, then we must have a free media which is not under the control of corporation rights as an extension of human rights. This debate feeds into a larger argument around the privatisation of public spaces, which has gained momentum worldwide. The authors of this chapter assess whether the disruption caused by Mr Magee's actions were great enough to override the freedoms prescribed in the Charter. The Victorian Charter was designed to protect the rights of Victorian citizens and to ensure their freedoms in our liberal democratic society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw as if Earth Really Mattered
Subtitle of host publicationThe Wild Law Judgment Project
EditorsNicole Rogers, Michelle Maloney
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317210580, 9781315618319
ISBN (Print)9781138669086, 9780367024192
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes


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