Yesterday’s big terror announcement sees the journalists’ union, the
Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, ramping up its opposition to
the government’s new laws. In an email sent out to its members today, the MEAA claims the new laws
will restrict press freedom and “radically alter the nature of public
debate” in Australia, and calls on members to write to the Prime
Minister or their state senators. The MEAA’s draft letter is available
here.

Fairfax’s chief spinner, Bruce Wolpe,
has also been hammering the government over their sedition provisions,
saying that without the ability to criticise the government, the op-ed
page of the SMH would have so many holes it would look like “Swiss
cheese.”