Reforming the Law of Sedition – Consultation Draft

Publication Date 
16 October 2006

The Law Commission’s consultation draft report, Reforming the Law of Sedition, is now available for consultation. The consultation draft sets out the Law Commission’s draft recommendation that the seditious offences contained in sections 80 – 85 of the Crimes Act 1961 be repealed and not replaced.


The Commission welcomes any comments on the consultation draft. Alternatively, requests for copies of it should be sent to The closing date for submissions is 15 December 2006. Submissions should be directed to Submissions: Sedition, Law Commission, PO Box 2590, Wellington, New Zealand, or email