Conservatives get ahead of ‘misinformation’ by spreading it

The Conservative Political Action Conference, one of the prime movers in the new right of Australian politics, is getting ahead of the ball on spreading mistruths about our constitutional rights.

(Image: Gorkie/Private Media)
(Image: Gorkie/Private Media)

I’m as done with interpretations of the Voice referendum result as everyone else, but equally I don’t think the feeling I have — that something fundamental broke on October 14 — is just the paranoia of the defeated.

On the side of the victors — those brave, principled souls who saved Australia from becoming racist — the signs that battle stations have become permanent are proliferating. The mission of silencing First Nations people properly, not just denying them the Voice but killing off Treaty and truth before they’re even born and, more profoundly, reminding them and everyone else that we are one nation under God, is going to be pursued with deadly seriousness.

In that context, I was intrigued by a missive from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), one of the prime movers in the gradually coalescing new right of our politics:

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