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Spotlight: Free Expression & the Law | Australia

Concern over Australian bill that would penalise disclosing information about intelligence operations

MEAA urges the Australian Parliament to carefully consider the implications for press freedom in National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No 1) 2014 - the implications not just for whistleblowers seeking to shed light on wrongdoing but also for journalists whose work could be criminalised by these proposed amendments.

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  • Secrecy and surveillance: Report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2014
  • Secrecy and surveillance: Report into the state of press freedom in Australia in 2014

    Over the past year, the threats to press freedom have become more insidious in Australia. Metadata surveillance will make it increasingly difficult for journalists and confidential sources to safely interact without the source's identity, and the story itself, being compromised. Journalists are also faced with barriers to the free flow of information.

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