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How journalist shield laws vary across Australia

How journalist shield laws vary across Australia

When does a journalist actually have to reveal their sources? Here's a guide to the current laws around Australia.

<em>Age</em> shield law win a great victory for journalists — and their sources

Age shield law win a great victory for journalists — and their sources

Grocer Antonio Madafferi's case against The Age was the first test of Victoria's new shield laws.

A bad year for press freedom: how Helen Liu opened the floodgates

A bad year for press freedom: how Helen Liu opened the floodgates

Last year saw an unprecedented seven requests to force journalists to reveal their sources. The lawyer who defended most of those cases tells Crikey it all comes back to a disastrous 2012 ruling.

‘Bend over, lift your balls!’: Tony Barrass on journos in jail

‘Bend over, lift your balls!’: Tony Barrass on journos in jail

Former WA bureau chief of The Australian Tony Barrass reflects on his time in jail for protecting his sources, as five of his colleagues are facing the same fate.

Shield laws on trial in Peter Slipper case

Shield laws on trial in Peter Slipper case

The Peter Slipper case today will be the first test of the shield laws since their introduction.

Expanded shield laws are fair, but problems remain for journos

Expanded shield laws are fair, but problems remain for journos

Journalism academics and the union have backed source protection for bloggers and other citizen journalists, rejecting concerns Labor's shield laws legislation will weaken the policy objective they're designed to serve, writes Crikey intern Rhiana Whitson.

Reflections on the Budget and Matthew Johns

Reflections on the Budget and Matthew Johns

Budget 09, Matthew Johns, journalist shield laws and house foreclosures -- is the nothing Crikey readers won't chat about?

Journalist shield laws do not go far enough

Journalist shield laws do not go far enough

Robert McClelland’s proposed shield laws for journalists will leave all the discretion to judges. Not good enough, writes Christopher Warren.