Popular social media platform TikTok is popular with many Australians, but questions have been raised about its use on government and public sector devices?

A recent social media review and moves in the United States and the United Kingdom have started a conversation about whether a ban on TikTok in Australia is necessary to protect data breaches on the China-owned platform.

Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil rejected an invitation to meet with TikTok’s global chief counsel.

New Zealand, the UK and the US are major international partners of Australia have already banned the app on parliament members’ devices. 

Illawarra-based Greens members and candidates Cath Blakey and Cooper Riach share their views on the benefits of using TikTok to communicate to the people in their electorate.