Ita Buttrose has joined AJF’s call for a Media Freedom Act (MFA). Buttrose, in a speech to the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, noted the need for a MFA to strengthen our democracy and balance our national security laws with the public’s right to know.

The AJF has been calling for a MFA since we released our White Paper, three weeks before the AFP raids on media in 2019. The MFA would provide support for the public’s right to know in our legal code. A support which, unlike most western democracies, is currently lacking in Australia.

 

Buttrose Said a MFA would give the courts a “benchmark when they are adjudicating on cases that touch on press freedom”.

 

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