ACCAN has recently (Aug 2023), provided feedback on the Government’s Draft Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill.

The Bill provides the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) with reserve powers to ensure that digital platform services are working to protect Australians against harm from online mis and disinformation.

ACCAN has previously engaged in the development and review of the Digital Industry Group Inc. (DIGI) voluntary Code of Practice on Misinformation and Disinformation and support the implementation of the ACMA reserve powers only if the voluntary code proves to be inadequate.

Download:  docxDITRDCA Draft Mis information Bill3.79 MB

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