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Topic: whistleblowers
A photo of Chinese doctor and whistleblower Li Wenliang, who died from COVID-19 in February after alerting the public about the dangers of the disease (Image: AP/Kin Cheung)

The right to speak and leak has never been so important

Leakers and whistleblowers are essential to ensuring a fast and effective response to COVID-19. We need to make sure they're protected, now and in the future.

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The man we left behind

The Australian media this week launched a vociferous public campaign decrying attacks on journalists and whistleblowers. But what about Julian Assange?

Assange has extradition delay denied

Good morning, early birds. Julian Assange has been denied a delay in his fight against extradition, and there are new calls for an independent parliamentary body for defence and intelligence whistleblowers. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Secretary of the Home Affairs Department Mike Pezzullo (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

We’ve seen this type of media oppression before

Crikey readers discuss the government's war on whistleblowers and Australia's climate chaos.

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

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?

Attorney-General Christian Porter (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Porter ‘disinclined’ to prosecute journalists

Good morning, early birds. Attorney-General Christian Porter says it would take "exceptional circumstances" to approve the prosecution of journalists in whistleblowing cases, and Victoria's euthanasia laws come into effect. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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We have only ourselves to blame for decades of arrogance

Crikey readers discuss whistleblower protections and the larrikin image.

'Afghan Files' Whistleblower David William McBride (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

What hope for whistleblowers in the government’s war on scrutiny?

Whistleblowers in the public service face few good options for revealing wrongdoing. Intelligence agency officials have none.

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick (Image: AAP /David Mariuz)

Meet Rex Patrick: the Senate’s warrior for transparency

Rex Patrick has a reputation for saying and revealing things that make powerful people uncomfortable.

AFP investigators leave the ABC's Ultimo headquarters (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Assange case and raids demonstrate the source of the problem

These raids are not new. But one following the other, day following day, suggests that the tactic is being taken to a new level.