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Independent Council Election Observer

An Australian-first initiative, the ICEO aims to promote truth and accuracy in campaigning in the lead up to Queensland’s 2020 local government elections so the voting public can be more confident they have not been misled by fake news and false information before casting their vote.

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Introducing the ICEO

The ICEO is an independent agency created to enhance the democratic process of the Queensland local government elections in March 2020 by fact-checking campaign material as well as claims made by candidates that are believed to be false or misleading. Headed by retired District Court judge John Robertson, the ICEO will publish the outcome of its investigations on its website and social media platforms.