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Freedom of speech is an essential human right and a fundamental principle of Australian democracy. Labor’s Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023 is a direct attack on freedom of speech.

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This legislation – which targets everyday Australians, independent media, and non-government political parties while carving out protections for government, mainstream media and approved organisations – would give the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) draconian powers to silence critics of the government by imposing fines up to $6.8 million on social media platforms if, in ACMA’s opinion, they “have not done enough” to prevent the dissemination of what ACMA considers to be misinformation or disinformation.

The big problem with the bill is its highly subjective definition of what constitutes ‘misinformation’ – basically, ‘misinformation’ will mean whatever the government wants it to mean. This could easily include legitimate criticisms of the government, questions about the science underpinning climate change ideology, questions about high immigration, questions about gender dysphoria, and the ‘no’ campaign against the voice to Parliament.

Don’t believe for a second the senior Coalition figures opposing Labor’s bill because when they were in government, the Coalition proposed very similar legislation just before the election. The major parties’ hidden agenda is the protection of their two-party system: they’ve watched votes leak to minor parties and independents over the years and they’re desperate to close down their communication efforts. If this bill is passed, you could even be saying goodbye to the Please Explain cartoon series.

We must take a stand for freedom of speech. We must fight for it. As Thomas Jefferson said, the tree of liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Making sure that hard-won individual freedoms endure in our society requires constant vigilance. You can help defend freedom of speech in Australia by putting your name to One Nation’s petition against Labor’s anti-free speech bill. Let’s send the strongest possible message to Anthony Albanese: threaten our freedom of speech at your own political peril. Let’s help Pauline Hanson protect this most important of individual human rights.

One Nation is holding a crucial conference on August 26 in Brisbane CBD where we will bring speakers together and take action against this bill. Out link below.

 


Petition: Protect Freedom of Speech in Australia

We, the undersigned, believe that freedom of speech is an essential human right and a fundamental principle of Australian democracy. We express our deep concern regarding the proposed Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023, introduced by the Labor Party, which we believe represents a direct attack on freedom of speech.

We assert the following:

Subjective Definition of Misinformation: The bill's highly subjective definition of "misinformation" grants the government arbitrary power to determine what constitutes misinformation. This opens the door to the suppression of legitimate criticisms of the government, questioning of scientific ideologies such as climate change, immigration policies, gender dysphoria, and opposition to a voice in Parliament.

Draconian Powers of ACMA: The bill empowers the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) with draconian powers to silence critics of the government. It allows for fines of up to $6.8 million to be imposed on social media platforms if, in ACMA's opinion, they have not done enough to prevent the dissemination of what ACMA considers to be misinformation or disinformation. This creates a chilling effect on free expression and inhibits open dialogue.

Protection of Government and Mainstream Media: The legislation carves out protections for government, mainstream media, and approved organizations, thereby creating an imbalance in the treatment of different voices and viewpoints. This not only undermines the principle of equality of speech but also reinforces a two-party system at the expense of independent media and non-government political parties.

In light of these concerns, we, the undersigned, call on the Parliament to:

Reject the Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023, recognizing that it poses a threat to freedom of speech in Australia.

Safeguard the principles of freedom of speech and expression as cornerstones of Australian democracy, ensuring that all individuals, media outlets, and political parties are equally protected in exercising their right to free speech.

Conduct a thorough review of the bill to address its subjective definition of misinformation and the imbalance in protections provided to different entities, aiming to foster a fair and inclusive environment for open public discourse.

We call on all members of Parliament to heed this petition, listen to the concerns voiced by the signatories, and act in the best interests of upholding freedom of speech and protecting the individual rights of all Australians.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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  • Danielle Porter
    signed 2024-07-18 21:12:51 +1000
  • Michael Bain
    signed 2024-07-10 12:25:09 +1000
  • John Schumacher
    signed 2024-07-05 05:40:42 +1000
  • Ken Bell
    signed 2024-06-01 15:34:03 +1000
  • Graeme Sproule
    signed 2024-06-01 13:08:16 +1000
  • Brenden Pfeffer
    signed 2024-05-17 16:49:01 +1000
  • Kathleen Salter
    signed 2024-05-02 20:20:14 +1000
    Of course I will sign. This is government control of our lives. Freedom of speech is a fundamental right and needs to be protected.
  • Jonathan Ruddell
    signed 2024-04-22 05:10:23 +1000
  • Donna Stone
    signed 2024-04-18 15:13:44 +1000
  • Neil Hick
    signed 2024-04-17 11:32:33 +1000
  • Alwyn Armstrong
    signed 2024-04-16 18:43:39 +1000
  • Kym Blackwell
    signed 2024-04-12 10:21:59 +1000
    GST 10%

    Stamp Duty 9%. (GST was brought in to remove State Stamp Duty)

    Fees and Commissions over 30%


    Rip Off of Insurance for the False line drawn by the Insurance predators for Northern Australia – Constituents in Northern Australia are being financially raped.


    WHAT constitutes the Insurance ‘Premium’ when you remove GST, Stamp Duty plus Fees and Commissions?


    Failure of the Constitution for the Constituents of Australia.


    Epic Failure by Federal Government
  • Margaret Stubbs
    signed 2024-04-06 20:20:35 +1000
  • John Hembrow
    signed 2024-04-06 08:53:26 +1000
    This bill is one more reason not to trust in the 2 major parties.
  • Luke Kelly
    signed 2024-04-06 07:32:31 +1000
  • Jeff Hinton
    signed 2024-04-06 05:39:32 +1000
    All state stamp duties were to be abolished with the introduction of the GST in the year 2000. Why does no-one ever raise this issue ?
  • Pat McGowan
    signed 2024-04-05 17:47:59 +1000
  • terence smith
    signed 2024-04-05 16:39:12 +1000
  • Pamela Hoy
    signed 2024-03-29 09:07:36 +1000
    How dare they we pay through the nose for insurances for our families , so why do we have to pay out another 9 percent after claim, mine is a long and confusing settlement on death only and it isn’t for much at all in these days and my 3 girls need every little cent they can get in this age of Governments mishandling so yes I will be signing for sure.
  • William Bray
    signed 2024-03-28 07:30:30 +1000
  • Cherie Savage
    signed 2024-03-27 19:44:34 +1000
  • Janet Lloyd
    signed 2024-03-14 20:08:22 +1000
  • Paul Hebbard
    signed 2024-03-13 15:33:58 +1000
  • Beatrix Turner
    signed 2024-03-13 10:47:28 +1000
  • Stephanie Brooks
    signed 2024-03-13 08:02:33 +1000
  • Buddy Smith
    signed 2024-03-12 09:44:51 +1000
  • Christine Marshall
    signed 2024-03-12 06:27:14 +1000
  • Dale Brooks
    signed 2024-03-11 17:56:45 +1000
    Stop tax gouging people
  • Lindy Swanson
    signed 2024-03-11 12:52:59 +1000
  • John Sobotka
    signed 2024-03-11 11:35:22 +1000