There's still time to have your say
This is a direct threat not to our freedom of speech but to our lives.
I remind you of Lysenko, the USSR version of Fauci who led ag science and crushed by censorship and sackings and marginalisation all scientists who disagreed. Just like covid gene-vaccines.
Just like this misinfo bill will enshrine in law.
He killed millions of people who starved to death because his wrong ideas cpuld not be contested.
Like how people were killed and maimed by the gene-vaccine that couldn't be questioned but worse.
It is not your free speech at stake it is your lives.
If you do not have free speech then you do not have safety or protection from policy idiots who can kill you with their bad decisions.
People should remember our unaparty liberals also proposed. This bill when passed n power. It’s also been n line with what Jacinta Adhern was sprouting at home and he UN and is now guest lecturer at an American university. It’s also in accordance with our faceless bureaucrat pushing this at the WEF. And do not forget the masses ve numbers of deaths people cancelled, deplatformed and the deaths ver 4,000 posts taken during an onlne at the behest of our govt during the lockdown pandemic. Most of those post turned out to be true. The biggest biggest spreader of disinformation was our government and health bureaucrats. Resist, do not comply.
I have made my submission... And I didn't even swear.
Just to be realistic here: bare in mind the distinct possibility that making a submission or even writing to your MP directly will likely put you on The List. That is, the list of people the Government will keep an eye on in order to make an example out of their wonderful new 1984 legislation. I am sure anyone who is intelligent enough to see how destructive this Labor Government is, is also intelligent enough to understand this and will have thought the pros and cons through. Apart from that, it is mostly the same people who are against this who were also against the car waxines. So we are all probably already on The List, especially when we rebel against the next WHO lockdown and medical experiment. We will just get our very own chapters rather than a mere index listing!
Great article Rebekah but respectfully, I think that one of the basic premises of this piece may be flawed.
When you write:
"Have your say. Anyone can make a submission to the government about the bill. The deadline has been extended to 20 August 2023."
Your fundamental working assumption is that such submissions will actually be taken into account and listened to.
The reality (in my humble opinion) is that both this piece of legislation and the push to get it through are orchestrated by people way way higher in the food chain than any bureaucrat at the department. They have also almost certainly had nothing to do with actually drafting this legislation. The most they did was copy & paste from a text given to them by other people, who are very likely not even Australian.
Furthermore, the outcome of this has been predetermined before the process even started, just like with the WHO Pandemic Accord and the so called "judicial reform" legislation passed this week by the Israeli Parliament.
Happy to be proven wrong (very happy actually) but I am yet to see a single instance where this approach has actually yielded any results.
Aggressive and relentless lawfare using the state's own apparatus against it, absolutely! Making 'submissions', not so much.
Thid bloke (Fam) has done a lot of thinking on this issue and I really like the points he raises as the basis for a reasoned, rather than emotional objection to the bill. Sadly, I think many Australians, including myself, are still struggling against a kind of Stockholm Syndrome whereby subsequent to the impact of Covid lockdowns and restrictions upon us both financially and in terms of our mental health and well-being, we are not well placed to respond to this further attack on our freedom and liberty as citizens of a free country.
The amount of time we are given to digest and respond to this is ridiculously truncated. There is a need for way more time for discussion so that the average person can form an opinion and a response to this - not just the wel-informed 1 percent of the population (like Fem) who are trying, against the ticking clock to do this on our behalf.
Submission made and information shared!
Well done thank you for writing about this dreadful censorship power grab
The ACMA has ties to the security state also which makes the data gathering and reporting features of this legislation particularly sinister
It’s all about control and deprivation of our freedom of speech 😡
It sounds like the human rights we think we have are not written in any law and are therefore on the mercy of a judge? Are there ir have there been attempts ever to include a blll of human rights in Australia? Wouldn't that be the most pressing issue our so called elected representatives should table in parliament? I am starting to think about moving again. If tbe shit hits the fan in Australia we are all f☆☆☆ed. This time I am thinking some 3rd wotld country. At least the corruption is overt and they dont't have the funds to entertain an army of bureaucrats that strangles them with red tape.
Well done! Mr Fam also impresses. For what it's worth, I'll attempt to make a submission myself, based on the arguments you've given here and elsewhere, and on the lawyers' submission. Oh, and as obvious to you readers as that might be... Recommendation no. 9 above quite rightly asserts "The drafters of the Bill must be clear in their intentions." Their underlying intention is to censor and intimidate, and ultimately silence all dissent on the Internet. Of course, they can't admit that, not even to themselves!
In 15 seconds, I can google up real physical harm being done to woman, children in the form of sexual abuse being sold as porn, been going on for years with the governments 'best efforts' to stamp it out.
Yet I can not have a real discussion with a politician or medical authority about the excess death situation....
Wakey, wakey kids, you are too late. Kiss your kiddies futures away and get into step with what they want, or have your live and possessions taken from you. Protesting via nothing more than your vocal/written disapproval will reap zero reward. I would love to be proven wrong.
I can have no faith in a government that cannot be bothered to fight for the political prisoner of our time ''Julian Assange'' who has had his life ruined for publishing the truth.
So who does our government really serve? - it's definitely not serving the best interests of Australians and neither do these spineless soulless sellouts appear to be be adhering to their political oaths.
So who are really in charge?
It appears that we already have a world government.
''The enemy is Western economic imperialism....a new colonialism....mental domination and domination of the media.
The greatest shock came in 2020 with the covid operation when we were able to see that we have only one global center of real power.
One center of power was obvious The WHO was able to make orders to major world powers'' [Lurie Rosca]
My personal short submission to the Australian Government against the so-called Misinformation Bill:
Placing limits on the freedom of speech threatens ALL personal and political freedoms. Today, "misinformation/disinformation"; tomorrow, any opinion the government doesn't like (or an anonymous, "independent" public servant THINKS it MIGHTN'T like). Information and the perception of what's true or false changes over time. What once were accepted facts are now recognized as delusions. The Church having determined the Sun moved round the Earth, anyone who said otherwise (viz. Galileo) was imprisoned, or worse, as a dangerous heretic. Such past "misinformation/disinformation" was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (List of Prohibited Books) and burned, often along with its author! The modern terms are meaningless in themselves, mere Orwellian Newspeak, but if the "Combatting Misinformation and Disinformation" Bill (note, also, the aggressive "Combatting", showing they mean business) is passed into law, then a modern Inquisition/Index, the ACMA, will define them for all Australians, moving us further down the slippery slope to totalitarianism. The powers given by the Bill would be used to pressure online providers into "voluntarily" removing specific content/posts from digital platforms, without the need to formally request removal; the existence of those powers alone inhibiting providers from publishing possibly "offensive" content or posts in the first place, thereby encouraging self-censorship, limiting public debate. Clearly overreach by the Government to control what citizens can say and think, it is the Bill itself that poses the REAL "threat to the safety and wellbeing of Australians, as well as to our democracy, society and economy."
Yesterday I was thinking about the heart attack of LeBron James' son and the near-certainty that he won't use his celebrity stature to raise awareness of vaccine injuries. This made me think "these people aren't like you and me," .... which made me think of all the other things in our New Normal that scare the hell out of me ...
If changing the constitution is on the table with "the Voice", let's instead have a referendum to add the US bill of rights, perhaps one by one so none of them discourages a Yes vote for any others.