Following a tsunami of opposition – over 23,000 responses – Labor has temporarily withdrawn the Misinformation and Disinformation Bill to add clarifications for the ‘protection’ of religious speech.
The Albanese government is also hoping to water down the backlash by delaying the Bill until 2024.
It comes after successful campaigns by Senators including Malcolm Roberts and Alex Antic who alerted the public to Labor’s intention to limit the speech of citizens and rogue media commentators which threatens the integrity of unpopular policies.
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