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How and Why to Regulate False Political Advertising in Australia

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Is an open access book, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • Provides political, legal and public interest justifications for truth in election advertising legislation

  • Examines the history and state of play of legal experiments with such legislation in Australia

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    • Lisa Hill, Max Douglass, Ravi Baltutis
    Pages 1-13Open Access
  3. The Effects of False Campaign Statements

    • Lisa Hill, Max Douglass, Ravi Baltutis
    Pages 15-22Open Access
  4. Current Approaches to Combatting the Emerging ‘Infodemic’

    • Lisa Hill, Max Douglass, Ravi Baltutis
    Pages 33-44Open Access
  5. TIPA Experiments in Other Authentic Democracies

    • Lisa Hill, Max Douglass, Ravi Baltutis
    Pages 57-75Open Access
  6. Australia’s Experience

    • Lisa Hill, Max Douglass, Ravi Baltutis
    Pages 77-109Open Access
  7. South Australia’s Experience

    • Lisa Hill, Max Douglass, Ravi Baltutis
    Pages 111-122Open Access
  8. Implementation of s 113: Lessons to Adopt, Pitfalls to Avoid and Refinements to Pursue

    • Lisa Hill, Max Douglass, Ravi Baltutis
    Pages 123-139Open Access
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 151-170

About this book

This open access book represents the first comprehensive, Australia-focused treatment of the problem of false election information disseminated for the purpose of gaining an electoral advantage. It explores cautious legal regulation as the most effective and decisive approach to the issue. In doing so, the book demonstrates that, although experiments with such remedies have met with mixed success elsewhere, they are nevertheless viable, especially in Australia where they have strong public support and are able to withstand constitutional challenge. 


Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    Lisa Hill, Max Douglass

  • Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia

    Ravi Baltutis

About the authors

Lisa Hill is a Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide. Her research interests are in electoral studies, political theory and history of ideas. 

Max Douglass is a teaching and research assistant at the University of Adelaide, and a Juris Doctor candidate at the University of Melbourne Law School.

Ravi Baltutis is a research assistant at the University of Adelaide, a former Student Editor of the Adelaide Law Review and currently employed at Dentons, a global law firm

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