After backing the government's attacks on journalists and whistleblowers for the last six years, Labor might want to keep a low profile when it comes to media freedom.
Journalists have one tool to pressure governments into reversing their attempts to punish unauthorised leaking: stop reporting authorised leaks.
The organisation charged with coordinating Australia's cyber security has decided the views of experts on whistleblowing need to be silenced at this year's Australian Cyber Conference.
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.
Whistleblowers in the public service face few good options for revealing wrongdoing. Intelligence agency officials have none.
The AFP raids aren't just about journalism. Whistleblowers and many others need protection from an overly powerful executive and a Home Affairs department with a toxic agenda.
James Comey's decision to leak against Donald Trump typifies the hypocrisy of the intelligence establishment about official and unofficial leaks.
Donald Trump sharing secret information with his Russian handlers is a leaking tradition that is hardly unique to his administration.
Australia has an escalating war on whistleblowing and it is damaging to the national interest. It's time to stop AFP leak raids.
Protecting the anonymity of whistleblowers is critical. Malcolm Turnbull's failure to conduct an inquiry into the Jamie Briggs scandal rewards those who have used their power against a public servant.