Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 2 : 26-Mar-18
Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm has accused the Abbott and Turnbull governments of the biggest crackdown on freedom of the press for many years through various laws. Leyonhjelm contends the crackdown began with Abbott in 2013, when Leyonhjelm says Abbott tried to make political mileage out of national security. Commenting on proposed espionage legislation that critics say could see journalists jailed for just doing their job, Attorney-General Christian Porter says he does not think any Australian would support the release of information that might risk the lives of ASIO or AFP staff or result in the death of an Australian.
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