How and Why to Regulate False Political Advertising in Australia
This open access book represents the first comprehensive, Australia-focused treatment of the problem of false election information disseminated for the purpose of gaining an electoral advantage. It explores cautious legal regulation as the most effective and decisive approach to the issue. In doing so, the book demonstrates that, although experiments with such remedies have met with mixed success elsewhere, they are nevertheless viable, especially in Australia where they have strong public support and are able to withstand constitutional challenge.
Keywordselection law; democracy; voting; disinformation; implied right to political communication; free speech; constitution; Administration of s 113; Regulating Electoral Advertising; Australia and Elections; Disinformation in Australia; Election Advertising Laws; Disinformation on Elections
Publication date and placeSingapore, 2022
Political structure & processes
Constitutional & administrative law
Elections & referenda