About the public consultation process

DIGI has been undertaking the development of this Code in a way that is open and consultative, to ensure we are drawing from the latest expert views about addressing misinformation and disinformation.

DIGI developed this code with assistance from the University of Technology Sydney’s Centre for Media Transition, and First Draft, a global organisation that specialises in helping societies overcome false and misleading information.

On October 19, 2020, DIGI opened a six-week public consultation on the draft code ending on November 24, 2020. During this consultation, DIGI, UTS and First Draft proactively identified interested civil society, consumer and academic stakeholders, who were emailed the draft Code and invited to comment. The process was also open to the general public.

We received 17 submissions, published below.


We closely reviewed all submissions, and made a number of changes to the draft code that are reflected in the final Australian Code of Practice for Disinformation and Misinformation. DIGI has produced a report that summarises the input we received, and how it has been addressed.


Submissions Report

A report prepared by the DIGI in relation to submissions received during the Code’s public consultation.

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Australian Communications Consumer Action Network

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The Australia Institute

Jordan Guiao, Associate Fellow, Centre for Responsible Technology, The Australia Institute

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Australian Muslim Advocacy Network

Rita Jabri Markwell, Policy Advisor, Australian Muslim Advocacy Network.

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NSW Young Lawyers

The Law Society of New South Wales Young Lawyers.

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Public Interest Journalism Initiative

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Queensland University of Technology

Professor Nicolas Suzor, Lucinda Nelson, Professor Jean Burgess, Acting Professor Daniel Angus, Dr Kylie Pappalardo, Digital Media Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology.

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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

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University Of Canberra

Professor Sora Park, Associate Professor Caroline Fisher, Professor Kerry McCallum, Dr Jee Young Lee, News and Media Research Centre, University of Canberra.

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University of Queensland

Katharine Gelber, Head of School, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland.

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Jacob Wallis

Dr Jacob Wallis, Senior Analyst, International Cyber Policy Centre, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (undated)

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation

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