Christian Porter offering protection to the journalists raided by the AFP seems like a win, but the government’s policy on whistleblowers remains very much the same.
While it seems Peter Dutton’s AFP will no longer actively pursue journalists who expose government secrets, the hunt for those who leak the information will continue.
The leaker of the documents likened the suppression to “Nazi Germany”, the AFP raided the ABC because of it. Now, finally, the claims of murderous wrongdoing in Afghanistan are set to be investigated.
Thanks to the legislation drafted to protect us, numerous government agencies are free to access our metadata.
Australia has long billed itself as a nation where we speak truth to power. However, the only truth is that the powerful are abusing the positions we’ve given them.