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How Dutton’s ‘exclusion orders’ can be weaponised against journalists and whistleblowers

How Dutton’s ‘exclusion orders’ can be weaponised against journalists and whistleblowers

Could this broad clause be used in the government's war on press freedom?

The government’s war on the press has been years in the making

The government’s war on the press has been years in the making

Since passing metadata retention laws in 2015, the government has been hard at work gunning for journalists. The AFP's demand for Qantas to hand over personal travel records should not be surprising.

Don’t expect much press freedom from the politicians

Don’t expect much press freedom from the politicians

There's little political will to do anything of substance in relation to media freedom. And the media has been its own worst enemy as basic rights have been eroded.

RBA urges government to boost economy

RBA urges government to boost economy

Good morning, early birds. The Reserve Bank has called on the government to boost the struggling economy, and Labor is pursuing Senate amendments to the Coalition's tax cuts after supporting them in the lower house. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

‘Don’t ever again allow politicians to diminish the public broadcaster’

‘Don’t ever again allow politicians to diminish the public broadcaster’

Kerry O'Brien's full Logies speech on the 'failures of politics, failures of journalism, and failures of society'.

Morrison to take ‘assertive stance’ on US-China trade war

Morrison to take ‘assertive stance’ on US-China trade war

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has flagged that he will attempt to avert the rising US-China trade war at the weekend's G20 summit, and the government flags that Australia may join the US efforts against Iran. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Mexico’s war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

Mexico’s war on press freedom is a blueprint for Australia

In Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, we can see the inevitable result of the government's demonisation of the press.

Why is it so easy for police to raid journalists?

Why is it so easy for police to raid journalists?

While recent police raids of media companies have been shocking, experts say they have been a long time coming.

Media raids prove that Australia needs a conservative bill of rights

Media raids prove that Australia needs a conservative bill of rights

Complaining about police raids on media outlets will achieve nothing. Australia needs a structural mechanism to curb governments and protect citizens and institutions from them.

Media raids are the next logical step in Australia’s authoritarian slide

Media raids are the next logical step in Australia’s authoritarian slide

Crikey readers discuss the AFP's press raids and the future of the Greens.