Grattan on Friday: Media freedom joins the current ‘freedoms’ agenda

Scott Morrison is very concerned to protect freedom of religion, and many Liberals tell us we don’t have enough safeguards for freedom of speech.

  • Michelle Grattan
  • The Conversation

Now the prime minister has on his hands a massive, unexpected and, for him, unwelcome argument about media freedom.

The public’s right to know is one issue at stake in the furore over the police raids on the home of a News Corp journalist and on the ABC’s Sydney headquarters, as is a government’s right to protect confidential information.

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