Towards a Workable Legal Regime for Truth in Political Advertising

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Electoral Regulation Research Network Seminar

Wednesday 2nd, December 2020

About the Webinar:

The webinar explored the prevalence of dishonest advertising and disinformation at election time - a growing problem compounded by the proliferation of social media and other online forms of political communication.

The webinar explored the character and effect of disinformation campaigns and attempts to regulate in a range of established democracies. It concluded that Australia could provide a model for the world in regulating truth in election advertising, drawing on our tradition of bold electoral innovation.

This webinar is a joint initiative of the Electoral Regulation Research Network (ERRN),  Stretton Institute and Melbourne School of Government.


  • Professor Lisa Hill, Professor of Politics, Research Project Director, Democracy, Security, Trust and Integrity, Stretton Institute, The University of Adelaide
  • Ravi Baltutis, Research Assistant, The University of Adelaide
  • Max Douglass, Research Assistant, The University of Adelaide