When a media outlet, journalist or redneck shock jock deliberately broadcasts or publishes a statement that they know is factually wrong, and it is subsequently proven that they knew it was factually wrong, they ought to be subject to an appropriate penalty,” he said.Liberal National Party backbencher Paul Neville said he was concerned the Government was trying to justify plans to step up controls on the media.”To desperately try to link it to the UK hacking scandal and the Leveson inquiry is as pathetic as it is opportunistic,” he said.”I suspect the Member for Bendigo has been asked to put his toe in the water and test the mood of the public to greater media control.

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