Democracy for sale: let’s stop this Americanising of our election campaigns

Democracy for sale? Some local campaigns are running into the millions of dollars.

Which Party wants the Americanisation of our Democracy?

Free speech is a value and a practice worth fighting for, but so is truthfulness.

one of the crucial ingredients in determining who will run the country – is subject to less accountability than the vast range of consumer products that are the staple of commercial advertising. Why should the United Australia Party be allowed to tell us it will cap interest rates at 3 per cent? In the same breath the UAP tells us Craig Kelly will be the next prime minister. Slogans, jingles, unsubstantiated claims and undeliverable promises epitomise the tsunami of mainly tacky advertising.

Source: Democracy for sale: let’s stop this Americanising of our election campaigns

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