Federal

Feb 5, 2018

Did the ABC and Fairfax just kowtow to our bumbling, repressive government?

The ABC and Fairfax got lucky in getting access to sensitive documents. In both cases they decided to play fair with a government hellbent on undermining transparency.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

ABC head of investigations, John Lyons

Twice last week Australian journalists and media organisation executives had the opportunity to shine a light on how our government operates. Twice they decided to instead cooperate with the government and pander to an obsessive hostility to transparency that hides under the name of "national security".

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