Families and small businesses will be safer online under an Albanese Labor Government, with the creation of a new cop on the beat to fight scams and online fraud.
As lockdowns forced many consumers and businesses online last year, more and more Australians have been targeted by scams.
Older Australians have been particularly preyed upon.
The Morrison-Joyce Government was repeatedly warned Australians were ‘ripe for exploitation’.
But Scott Morrison ignored the risk to everyday Australians, leaving them unprotected in the face of sophisticated scammers
He wouldn’t work with banks, telcos, law enforcement and regulators to take the steps needed to protect consumers.
He refused to call technology platforms to account for profiting from harmful fake ads that their platforms allow to go viral.
The Australian Cybersecurity Centre has estimated cybercrime cost the economy $33 billion last year alone. And international data suggests Australia is now in the top five countries in the world for getting scammed.
Scott Morrison doesn’t see that as his responsibility to fix. But Labor will take action.
An Albanese Labor Government will:
Australia’s prudential and regulatory system is second to none.
But improvements can always be made.
Labor’s anti-scamming measures are about strengthening the system to protect consumers.
Australian families and business owners know Scott Morrison doesn’t think the spread of harmful, deceptive misinformation online is a problem.
Now they know an Albanese Labor Government will have their backs when it comes to their online safety.