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.
With Peter Dutton putting his desire for leadership behind him, he has turned his attention back to vilifying those he believes places Australia at risk.
Yesterday, the heads of our biggest media organisations banded together to seek greater protections for their journalists. But, what is on the table, and what can we realistically expect?
It’s not just extreme examples like Julian Assange, the right to be heard, and the concept of dissent have been severely wounded.
Yeah, it’s been a bad week, but it gave the nation an excuse to validate our worst paranoias. Plus, the AFP respectfully rummaged through a journalist’s underwear drawer. Not all bad.