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Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Statutory Review Of the Online Safety Act 2021
21 June 2024

Institute of Public Affairs Submission To The Statutory Review Of the Online Safety Act 2021

Dear Director, The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) welcomes the opportunity to share research and analysis as part of the public consultation into the statutory review of the Online Safety Act 2021. The IPA’s research on anti-free speech legislation such as section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975, the Independent Inquiry into the Media and Media Regulation conducted by
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We Must Resist The Urge To Censor
23 May 2024

We Must Resist The Urge To Censor

In this article, Director of Law and Policy John Storey contextualises and disseminates the IPA’s research on Australia’s internet censorship and misinformation laws. We have seen far too often how this ‘do something, anything’ mentality operates in practice. The knife attack earlier this month in Perth, in which the assailant was subsequently shot and killed by police, is the second
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New ‘Disinformation’ Laws Are A Frightening Grab By Federal Bureaucrats For Control Of Our Online Speech
16 May 2022

New ‘Disinformation’ Laws Are A Frightening Grab By Federal Bureaucrats For Control Of Our Online Speech

The idea federal bureaucrats should be given sweeping internet censorship powers to stifle the opinions of mainstream Australians is as bizarre as it is terrifying. When the US Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of a new entity called the “Disinformation Governance Board”, Republicans went into overdrive. “You cannot have a Ministry of Truth in this country,” said Florida
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Now it’s ScoMo’s Ministry of Truth
2 April 2022

Now it’s ScoMo’s Ministry of Truth

Why are the Liberals silencing free speech? The Morrison government’s plans to give regulators new powers to crack down on online speech is an authoritarian and dangerous policy that could just as easily have come from a Labor/Greens government. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher recently announced the federal government will be rubber stamping a request from the Australian Communications and Media
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