Labor – the brains behind the ‘Mediscare’ campaign – are giving themselves an exemption from their Ministry of Truth misinformation laws, according to The Australian.
Communications Minister Michelle Rowland said it’s just to make sure “official information” – like disaster warnings – can’t be removed by social media companies.
Who’s buying that?
In 2016, Labor’s ‘Mediscare’ campaign was a false accusation that the Coalition wanted to flog off Medicare.
It wasn’t true and they got off scot-free. That’s politics.
In 2022 Labor lied to South Australians over claims ambulance ramping was “worse than ever”. SA’s electoral commissioner found their campaign was “inaccurate and misleading” and ordered it be deleted.
But to make it illegal for ordinary Australians to post what they call ‘misinformation’ while giving themselves a ‘get out of jail free’ card?
Doesn’t sit right, does it?
Another classic case of “them” versus “us”.
One rule for us, but a different one for our political elites.
It’s like they're playing a different game. And it’s not just any old game – it’s our democracy they’re mucking around with.
What’s at stake here is more than just a law; it's the principle of fairness in our democracy.
We need laws that hold everyone to the same standard, not laws that give a free pass to those who write them.
The Ministry of Truth laws need to be junked.
It’s not good enough to say, “do as I say, not as I do”.
Because at the end of the day, what we need is a fair and just society, where the law doesn’t discriminate based on who you are or what position you hold.
That’s the truth based on Australian values, and we shouldn’t settle for anything less.
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