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Christian Porter’s press freedom ‘safeguard’ raises fears over reporters’ independence

Journalists will be under even more pressure to keep the Federal Government onside or risk prosecution under a...

Under pressure to do more to protect press freedom, Christian Porter issued a directive that prosecutors will need his approval before charging journalists under certain sections of Australia’s secrecy laws.

  • ABC

The decision could shield ABC and News Corp employees from facing possible criminal charges over their reporting on national security issues following June’s raids by the Australian Federal Police.

But Law Council of Australia President Arthur Moses SC said it would not help solve the…

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