Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media
The Law Council is grateful for the opportunity to provide a submission to the Select Committee on Foreign Interference through Social Media (Committee) regarding its inquiry into ‘the risk posed to Australia’s democracy by foreign interference through social media’.
The Law Council recognises the assistance of the Law Society of South Australia in preparing this submission.
The Law Council notes that an earlier iteration of the Committee was established by the previous Parliament in December 2019 with similar terms of reference (Previous Committee). The Previous Committee tabled an Interim Report (Interim Report) on 17 December 2021 and a Progress Report on 21 April 2022. Due to the proroguing of Parliament before the 2022 Federal Election, the Previous Committee was dissolved prior to the making of a final report.