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Estimates: Question about outlawing misleading political advertising

During Parliamentary Budget Estimates on Thursday 12 August 2021, I asked whether the Government supports laws to ban misleading political advertising. 

You can read the answer below or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard).

Mr BERKMAN: Attorney, does the government support laws that prohibit misleading political advertising?

Ms FENTIMAN: I am always happy to look at law reform in this area. I note in my discussions with the Law Society and Bar Association it is not one of the key issues for reform. I note that we have a very heavy reform agenda in relation to our election commitments. However, I am always happy to be kept informed about developments in this area.

Mr BERKMAN: Just following on from that, Director-General, is there any work happening in the department on that front around truth in political advertising?

Mr Mackie: No, we are not particularly proactively doing anything in that space. Obviously we take our pause from what the government policy needs to be over the forward agenda.

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