TONY PASIN MP
MEMBER FOR BARKER
ASSISTANT SHADOW MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT
PASIN OPPOSES LABOR’S MISINFORMATION LEGLISLATION
Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has criticised proposed misinformation laws saying the Albanese Labor Government’s plan would amount to an attack on freedom of speech and expression across Australia.
Mr Pasin said that under the planned legislation, there would be one rule for Government MPs and another for every-day Australians who are just wanting to have their say.
The Government’s plans have been set out in their exposure draft of the Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023.
“Freedom of speech is fundamental to our democracy, and I’ll will always stand up against any proposal to diminish it,”
“This is a Labor Bill that was dreamed up in the Canberra bubble but it would have terrible impacts on free speech in local communities across the country and for everyday Australians.” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin said the Coalition had identified many problems with the Bill including:
“The Albanese Labor Government has got this horribly wrong. This Bill is appalling and will be strongly opposed by the Coalition.” Mr Pasin said.
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