Qld Premier seriously tried to introduce these laws.
By Sky News
The Palaszczuk Government has introduced gag laws to stop the reporting of complaints made to the corruption watchdog during an election period.
Journalists will face a $6000 fine or six months prison if they report corruption charges against candidates in the Queensland state election.
Journalists will only be able to report on any allegations if they make a submission to the state Crime and Corruption Commission, three months ahead of publication.
Candidates will not face the same restrictions.
Queensland heads to the polls on October 31.