This election has triggered a loud call for something to be done about untruth in political advertising. But can we actually do anything under current laws?
Independent for Kooyong Oliver Yates believes he's been the target of a misleading political campaign. Now he's calling for reform.
Using taxpayer money to fund ads doesn't just benefit politicians — it's money in the bank for their friends in the media.
Crikey readers discuss the legacy of Paul Keating, and new political advertising laws.
The government has quietly removed the ban on MPs and senators using office budgets to pay for TV and radio ads. Let's be clear: this is not the norm.
The Senator has been asked to take down his ads featuring footage of Parliament, but he's doubling down instead.
There is a lot of research that shows doorknocking to be vastly more effective for political engagement than TV ads. So why do political campaigns still spend big on ineffective advertising?
Efforts to restrict the unedifying process of politicians selling access to themselves are unlikely to work, but greater real-time transparency of who is trying to influence politicians might.