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Dutton directive gives journalists more breathing space, but not whistleblowers

In light of the ministerial direction issued to the Australian Federal Police by the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on August 9, it would be a spectacular contradiction in policy if the...

The direction stated in part:

  • Denis Muller
  • The Conversation

I expect the AFP to take into account the importance of a free and open press in Australia’s democratic society and to consider broader public interest…

So much for the uncompromising stance of Dutton and the then acting commissioner of the AFP, Neil Gaughan, that the law was the law, and if journalists broke it they could expect to be prosecuted like…

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