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Welcome to the new normal: partisan government advertising all year round

Welcome to the new normal: partisan government advertising all year round

A recent ad promoted by the Australian Tax Office might not pass the pub test, but it just might be the new standard practice of governments.

Is it illegal to lie to voters in political ads?

Is it illegal to lie to voters in political ads?

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?

Why you can’t sue a political party for misleading advertising in an election

Why you can’t sue a political party for misleading advertising in an election

Independent for Kooyong Oliver Yates believes he's been the target of a misleading political campaign. Now he's calling for reform.

Imagine a world with no political advertising

Imagine a world with no political advertising

Crikey readers discuss solutions to political advertising and what insolvency firms mean for our economic health.

In political advertising, the Liberals have always looked after their mates

In political advertising, the Liberals have always looked after their mates

Using taxpayer money to fund ads doesn't just benefit politicians — it's money in the bank for their friends in the media.

What is Paul Keating’s true legacy?

What is Paul Keating’s true legacy?

Crikey readers discuss the legacy of Paul Keating, and new political advertising laws.

Debate over taxpayer-funded political ads masks a bigger problem

Debate over taxpayer-funded political ads masks a bigger problem

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.

Truth in political advertising: an idea whose time has gone

Truth in political advertising: an idea whose time has gone

The arguments for truth in political advertising laws don't stack up -- we're better off leaving it to voters to decide.

David Leyonhjelm misused parliamentary footage in an ad. What now?

David Leyonhjelm misused parliamentary footage in an ad. What now?

The Senator has been asked to take down his ads featuring footage of Parliament, but he's doubling down instead.

Political ads don’t work — so why do our pollies still fork out for them?

Political ads don’t work — so why do our pollies still fork out for them?

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?