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Four laws that need urgent reform to protect both national security and press freedom

In a perfect world, Australia would introduce constitutional protections for freedom of the press.

  • Denis Muller
  • The Conversation

But since the chances of that are next to zero, it might be more productive to look instead at what might be done to make the…

As a starting point, four laws in particular need reforming.

  • The secrecy of information law

Part 5.6 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 is headed “Secrecy of Information”. It defines two general categories of information that are to be regarded as secret:

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