Could this broad clause be used in the government's war on press freedom?
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.
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.
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Kerry O'Brien's full Logies speech on the 'failures of politics, failures of journalism, and failures of society'.
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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.
While recent police raids of media companies have been shocking, experts say they have been a long time coming.
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.