Global organisation Human Rights Watch has criticised Australia’s poorly defined national security laws and critical lack of press freedom legislation in their recent annual report. The Age describe this in a recent article, which can be read here.

Australia begins 2020 in 21st position on RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, having slipped two places since 2018.  Recommendations from the two parliamentary inquiries (undertaken in response to the AFP raids of 2019) will be provided in the coming months, so Australia’s parliament have the opportunity to rectify the country’s damaging lack of press freedom protections in its legislation.

 

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