29 Aug 2022

Anti-vaccination candidates vying for political clout

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 29 August 2022

A lack of local council candidates has given those with fringe views the opportunity to gain real political clout.

Anti-vaccination group Voices For Freedom has urged supporters to stand but not to declare their affiliation, making them potential shoo-ins for uncontested positions.

A number of candidates have been outed by the media as having conspiracy theorist links - but can voters really know what their wannabe-representatives stand for?

Should the media be doing more?

Journalist and educator Associate Professor Jim Tully spoke to Guyon Espiner.