The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA), in connection with the government, have proposed the Communications Legislation Amendment (Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation) Bill 2023.
This Bill gives unacceptable powers to ACMA. Powers that will allow them to bully social media platforms through substantial financial penalties and a nightmarish bureaucratic process, to force the platforms to suppress and censor speech on ACMA’s behalf.
They have conveniently exempted the government, mainstream media, and mainstream educators from the effects of this bill! But everyone else, independent journalists, community organisations, and the broader public’s data (posts and personal information) will be monitored, fact-checked against a standard arbitrarily decided by the platforms, and potentially censored if considered to be mis/disinformation. And there is no appeals process.
This bill’s primary purpose is to establish a ministry of truth that will ensure that no opposing voices to the political apparatus can utilise public spaces to speak, whilst propping up all structures and organisations that will act as the mouthpiece for the state.
Well, the people say NO!
We have composed a submission voicing our concerns to various sections and elements of this atrocious bill.
Click here to read The People’s Revolution’s full submission.
Want to help send a clear message that We The People do not accept tyranny?
Please follow the two steps below:
1. Co-sign The People’s Revolution submission by filling out the form below.
2. Most importantly, click here to enter your own submission. One paragraph is enough, outlining the fact that you do not accept limitations on your freedom of speech.
Co-Sign the TPR Public Consultation letter to ACMA
Follow the link below to access the ACMA Form.