The raid on the ABC shows we need a law to protect journalists and their sources

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Parliament has passed a slew of national security laws that limit and even criminalise the fundamental work of the press

  • Peter Greste
  • The Guardian

Recent raids by the Australian federal police on the News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst and the ABC are a serious threat to the most fundamental role that the media plays in a democracy.

By definition, democracy is government by the people. Politicians act on behalf of those who employ them; that is, us Australian voters and taxpayers.

As their employers we have both a right and a responsibility to know what is being done in our…

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