Delstaten South Australia forbyder anonyme internet-kommentarer i forbindelse med det kommende delstatsvalg.
The new law, which came into force on January 6, requires anyone making an online comment about next month's state election to publish their real name and postcode.
The law will apply as soon as the writs for the March 20 election are issued. The writs for the election can be issued any time between now and 25 days before the election. The law will then lapse at 6pm on polling day.
Mr Atkinson said there was no intention to broaden the law to take it beyond the period of elections.