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Suppression and secrecy: how Australia’s government put a boot on journalism’s throat

News publishers find it less risky, and maybe more profitable, if stories about abuse of power are shunted in favour of trivia.

News organisations have been slow to respond to the tide of legislation that progressively and surely threatens their ability to report the affairs of state.

  • Richard Ackland
  • The Guardian

Indeed, some media outlets have a history of cheering on the rampant growth of national security laws, as though the mantra of government was more important than their ability to unearth the truth.

There was an…

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