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.
While recent police raids of media companies have been shocking, experts say they have been a long time coming.
Recent incursions on Australia's free press have shown once again that, without a national bill of rights, liberty is treated cheaply in Australia.
Perhaps Cambodia will have a free and open society again someday, but not under the current government. Freelance journalist Mark Tilly reports on the increasingly autocratic dictatorship of Hun Sen.
Should investigations into allegations of corruption be made public?
Remember when The Australian mocked journalists for saying ASIO's new national security laws went too far?
Does Victoria issue too many suppression orders? The Chief Justice says no -- but interestingly, the state's Attorney-General is staying mum.
Press gallery doyen Laurie Oakes has taken aim at his peers, saying the government will always try to limit freedom of the press, but it is up to journalists to fight for it.
Alan Morison is facing up to seven years in a Thai prison for reporting on one of the most important human rights issues of our time.