Community Newsletter

It's perfectly legal to lie in a political advertisement

31 August, 2021

We have had another day of a high number of cases in NSW that can feel discouraging. As we deal with this current outbreak, please remember to check in at every venue you visit. 

We must not be complacent about COVID cases in Warringah. We do have active cases here so the risk is still high. The most recent cases can be found HERE.
As the situation is constantly evolving, please get medical advice and get vaccinated as soon as possible. This is our only way out of lock down. To find out more on where to get a vaccination go to this LINK.


Last week and this week, I will be participating in Federal Parliament remotely from my Electorate Office in Manly. I have been able to speak on a number of issues including:

  • The crisis in Afghanistan
  • Aged Care 
  • Amendments to stop fossil fuel subsidies through the Export Finance Australia
  • Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (equity investments and other measures) Bill
  • Proposed changes to electoral law and the power of Independents

To see all my speeches and questions in Parliament go to


Today I released a Private Member’s Bill to stop the lies in political advertising. The Bill will prohibit misleading or deceptive political advertising ahead of the next federal election.
The Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Stop the Lies) Bill will be tabled in October.  
The Bill is modelled on state legislation from South Australia and the ACT that are both now operational and have captured state-run political advertisements that were considered offensive.There is legislation which prevents misleading and deceptive conduct by businesses and these are regularly enforced. In contrast, there are no laws to stop politicians or third parties from openly lying in election campaign advertising. This is wrong.
You can read my latest media release HERE. I also asked about it to the Prime Minister in Question Time that you can view HERE.



Lockdown is tough, there's no doubt about it, and I know a lot of people are feeling drained and in low spirits. There are small simple tools to help us get by, which is why I'm excited to have the amazing local surfer and seven time champion Layne Beachley AO as my guest for Zooming in with Zali this Friday (3 September). Tune in via my Facebook page:

Layne and I will be discussing how to survive lockdown through her Self Care Plan from the Awake Academy. If you have any questions for Layne, please email me at zali.steggall[email protected]


On the 8th September from 12-1pm my team and I are holding an Aged Care Forum to assist community members who have questions about the Aged Care system.

To sign up for the forum, please register via this ZOOM LINK.

A recording of the event will be available from 9 September. Please email my office at zali.steggall[email protected] and we can send you a link.




I’m aware some newsletter emails didn’t arrive two weeks ago. If you want to catch up on any of our previous newsletters click here:

Additionally, if you live in Warringah, you should have received our Winter four page newsletter, which you can find online HERE


Finally, it is important for me to regularly hear from you at forums around the electorate. The Forestville forum has had to move online, but please join me on Tuesday 14 September, 6.30pm to 8.00pm and have your say on the issues that are important to you and your community.

When registering you can submit your key questions to make sure I cover the topics that matter most to you. Please register to receive the meeting link:


My team and I are constantly working to find solutions for you, your family and friends and our general community. You can keep up to date at our website or by calling the office on 9977 6411 if you have concerns.