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On World Press Freedom Day, will Australia’s major parties pledge to fix our whistleblowing law?

Richard Boyle, David McBride and Bernard Collaery have spoken up about serious wrongdoing. Prosecuting them is undemocratic

At its simplest, press freedom is about truth: the ability to report and publish the truth, without fear or favour. In that critical endeavour, whistleblowers – truth-tellers – play an essential role.

  • Kieran Pender
  • The Guardian

It is a dark stain on our democracy that Australia still has several public interest whistleblowers on trial.

Richard Boyle, David McBride and Bernard Collaery all face potential jail time for speaking up about serious wrongdoing.

It is an indictment on our legal and political system that they continue to be prosecuted for holding power to…

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