Towards a Workable Legal Regime for Truth in Political Advertising

Professor Lisa Hill, Ravi Baltutis and Max Douglass .

Electoral Regulation Research Network recorded seminar

Wednesday 2 December 2020

Foreign Interference in Australian Elections

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Professor Lisa Hill

Professor of Politics, Research Program 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

About the Talk

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.