Today, our front pages uniformly opposed the AFP. Soon thereafter, the AFP commissioner casually ruled out further raids with a wave of the hand.
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.
The parliamentary review of the AFP’s metadata laws unearthed something horrifying. The AFP readily admitted to accessing our IP addresses, telephone records and emails 20,000 times over the last twelve months.
We might still be reeling from the AFP’s brazen attack on our journalists, but their behaviour is in line with similar organisations worldwide.
With the AFP unable to find anything concrete in yesterday’s raids, we twist the narrative to fit our political station. However, this thinking sets a dangerous precedent.