Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he is keen to progress laws which would ban political advertising containing misleading information.
Albanese eyes truth in political ad laws
Laws to ensure information in electoral advertising is truthful could be enacted by the federal government.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told parliament he would consider the South Australian model of “truth in political advertising” laws, after the issue was raised with him by independent MP Zali Steggall.
In South Australia, anyone who authorises, causes or permits the publication of an electoral advertisement is guilty of an offence if the advertisement contains a statement “purporting to be a statement of fact that is inaccurate and misleading to a material extent”.
It covers television, radio, corflute boards and social media, but not political discussions, speeches, interviews and newspaper articles.