Original article by Richard Ferguson, Zoe Samios
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 5-Jun-19
The Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance has described an Australian Federal Police raid on the home of journalist Annika Smethurst as an "outrageous attack" on press freedom. The raid was in response to an April 2018 article which revealed that the Australian Signals Directorate may be given powers to gain access to the emails, bank records and text messages of Australian citizens. Smethurst is a senior press gallery reporter and the political editor of News Corp Australia’s Sunday newspapers.
MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND ARTS ALLIANCE, AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE, NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, AUSTRALIAN SIGNALS DIRECTORATE, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, 2GB, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF HOME AFFAIRS, LAW COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPT