Wednesday 28  June 2023

Dear RDA Chairs, RDA Deputy Chairs, RDA Directors and RDA Executive Officers

Consultation opens on new laws to protect Australians online

Public consultation has commenced on a new framework to empower the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to hold digital platforms to account for harmful misinformation and disinformation online.

These proposed powers will bring greater transparency to efforts by digital platforms to respond to misinformation and disinformation on their services, while balancing freedom of expression.

Public consultation is now open with legislation to be introduced into Parliament later this year.

Closes: Sunday 6 August 2023

Submit: have your say or

Learnnew laws to tackle misinformation

Kind regards Natasha (for Liz Bennett and the LCC Team)

Natasha Wainberg

Assistant Director Regional Communications, LCC (Durga Country)

Local Government, Regional Intelligence and Data Branch
P +61 2 6274 7092 (ext 7092)

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which we meet, work and live.

I recognise and respect their continuing connection to the land, waters and communities.

I pay my respects to Elders past and present and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

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