Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications

Labor’s Shocker Misinformation Bill To Be Debated In Parliament Today

The Coalition will today take the fight against Labor’s deeply flawed Misinformation Bill to the floor of Parliament.

Shadow Communications Minister David Coleman will lead a debate in the House on the many problems with Labor’s plan and acknowledge the community leaders highlighting these faults.

This will be the first time that Members have had a chance to debate the merits of Labor’s draft Bill since public submissions closed last month.

“Labor has so far refused to release the thousands of submissions and comments which included serious, detailed critiques of the Bill,” Mr Coleman said.

“The Albanese Government has managed to unite civil liberties groups, lawyers, religious institutions and human rights groups against this appalling Bill.

“But the Government continues to sit on thousands of submissions. We only know about the opposition of so many groups because those organisations have self-published their views on the Bill.

“It’s time that the Government stopped playing games and just released the submissions to the public. Then, everyone will be able to see the full extent of the opposition to this attack on free speech.”

Today’s Private Member’s Motion will highlight the Bill’s appalling impact on free speech in Australia. Coalition Members will support a call to bin the Bill.

The Hon. David Coleman MP
Federal Member for Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications