The need for truth in pollical advertising laws
Australia Institute research shows that nine in 10 Australians want Parliament to pass truth in political advertising laws.
Regulating the truth is not impossible. We already do it. Australian consumer law requires truth trade and commerce. South Australia has had truth in political advertising laws since the 1980s.
Australians want advertising to be truthful and transparent. They expect the media to self-regulate, and want laws that would penalise misleading and deceptive political ads with fines, forced retractions or losing public funding.
Political advertisements that are deceptive and misleading interfere with the public's ability to make informed decisions.
We need truth in political advertising laws that are nationally consistent, constitutional and uphold freedom of speech to be passed before the next election.
Watch The Australia Institute’s video on truth in pollical advertising below:
You can sign The Australia Institute’s petition here.