ACT Adopts Truth In Political Advertising Laws

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“Fake News”, deliberate misinformation and cynical deception are increasingly common, and threaten the integrity of election processes in many countries.

The Australian Capital Territory has just passed new legislation that will ensure voters are not deceived by official political campaign material.

Under the new legislation an individual could be fined up to $8,000 and a corporation up to $40,500, for false political advertising.

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