The journalists arrested reporting near the Adani mine have had extraordinary bail conditions slapped on them, conditions that have shocked law experts and union representatives alike.
According to a cybersecurity expert (and the AFP itself), the fine print of our anti-encryption laws emboldened the June’s brazen raid of the ABC.
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.
The message is clear from Canberra – those in the media who leak material will be punished. If that’s the case, why wasn’t Andrew Bolt subject to the same treatment?