The Federal Court recently ruled that the AFP raids on ABC offices in Ultimo were valid. The ABC have today announced they will not lodge an appeal.

This decision is unsurprising, and comes as a result of the current legislative landscape. Once again, another sign we need a Media Freedom Act.

ABC’s Managing Director, David Anderson, said “This outcome demonstrates the urgent need for law reform to ensure professional journalism and whistleblowers are appropriately protected.”

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