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New laws put Australia’s press freedom at risk

According to the Human Rights Law Centre, federal national security laws must be “seriously reworked” to properly protect journalists, their sources and a robust Australian democracy.

  • Melissa Coade
  • LawyersWeekly

Legal advocacy director from the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC), Dr Aruna Sathanapally, has argued that a free press should not be something that those in power merely tolerated.

Koa 1aA free press was a vital mechanism of accountability, she suggested, and a robust democracy depended on it.

“Journalists must be free to report mistakes, wrongdoing and cover-ups in government and in the private sector,” Dr…

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