Journalists being raided by police. Politicians trying to crack down on protesters. Children being strip-searched. 2019 saw Australia’s steady slide towards authoritarianism become a lot more visible.
Kerry O'Brien's full Logies speech on the 'failures of politics, failures of journalism, and failures of society'.
For all its sins, News Corp has a strong history of using its political clout for press freedom and for standing up for its journalists and whistleblowers.
The ABC's court challenge over the AFP raids will put Australia's freedoms to the test. Hopefully we come out with the right result.
Rex Patrick has a reputation for saying and revealing things that make powerful people uncomfortable.
Labor's inconsistency on oversight of security agencies has left a crucial missing link on the response to the government's attacks on those who would subject it to scrutiny.
The AFP raids aren't just about journalism. Whistleblowers and many others need protection from an overly powerful executive and a Home Affairs department with a toxic agenda.
Crikey readers discuss the prospect of a national bill of rights, AFP raids and the mentality propping up refugee detention camps.
Good morning, early birds. Politicians have called for greater powers protecting the freedom of the press, and Labor is reconsidering its opposition to the Coalition's tax cuts. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.