Proposed misinformation/disinformation laws

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts are seeking feedback on an exposure draft of the Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023.

These proposed laws around misinformation and disinformation require careful and cautious review. Freedom of speech and expression are fundamental principles in a democratic society. Changes to the laws in this area involve a complex area of policy, and overreach by the Albanese Government must be avoided. The public will want to know exactly who decides whether content is ‘misinformation’ or ‘disinformation’. The significant penalties associated with this legislation potentially places substantial power in the hands of government officials. The Coalition will engage with stakeholders and carefully examine the proposed legislation.

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