Attorney-General hits out at press campaign

Original article by Joe Kelly
The Australian – Page: 2 : 25-Oct-19

Attorney-General Christian Porter has rejected suggestions that journalists should receive a blanket exemption from national security and criminal laws. Responding to the Right to Know campaign, Porter argued that allowing the media industry to contest the issuance of a warrant against a journalist could potentially stop the police from preventing a serious crime. He conceded that there is scope for changes in some areas, such as Freedom of Information laws.


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