Media Freedom Act for
Journalists’ Freedom

Media Freedom Act for
Journalists’ Freedom

In the last few years there have been over 80 pieces of legislation to increase security in Australia that impact on press freedom – ironically, that legislation weakens what it is designed to protect: some of the foundations of our democracy including press freedom.

The Media Freedom Act (MFA) will act as a shield against the security legislation, which we need, to give judges more power to protect the public’s right to know.

Timeline: this project is advanced; the campaign for this has been underway since early 2019 when AJF became operational. With various components underway, this is a long-term project which we expect to continue for the next five years.

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