So it turns out political candidates are legally allowed to lie to you.

23 Apr

After Tony Abbott unveiled a billboard claiming a certain number of “illegal” boats had made their way to our shores I felt outrage.

I looked for something to do about it, an avenue I could use to stop lies like this being perpetuated during a political campaign. I found out there wasn’t one.

Here’s my piece for the fantastic Junkee.com about learning that our democracy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Hope you guys like it.

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One Response to “So it turns out political candidates are legally allowed to lie to you.”

  1. Lyn Hicks April 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Well said Eliza! You might enjoy Leigh Sales attempt to batter the truth out of Abbott. I shared this will my research students and they were gobsmacked! It seems that most of them haven’t heard of Leigh Sales. Shame!

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