Consider the governments announcement 10 days ago about clamping down on misinformation and massive fines for social media allowing misinformation.
What is it and who decides? I’ve been over this before. In short misinformation is anything that conflicts with the official version of events.
Now, consider the government not declaring the very granular detail and information on the voice.
NO information upon which to base decisions on the voice is as bad as MISinformation upon which to base decisions.
They are essentially the same thing.
However you want to spin it, both keep the voters ignorant of what’s really going on and what they’re voting for.
Call it papering over the cracks or painting over the rust, when you’re trying to hide something to sell something, you are misinforming or leading people astray to pull off the sale.
What lawyers would call “misleading and deceptive conduct”
We saw it on Sunday in Brisbane when the Minister for Indigenous affairs, in front of a crowd of thousands said: –
“𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧”
That is spin. That is a lie. That is papering over the cracks and misinforming.
Recognition is not what’s on the ballot at all. It should be, but it’s not and is a separate question that would indeed have massive support.
No information is the same as misinformation. It is bias by omission and designed to misinform and mislead.
To the extent that the government is giving NO or very limited information they are, by this definition, guilty of spreading misinformation.