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National security laws threaten freedom of government whistleblowers and journalists

FREE speech in Australia is increasingly under threat with public-servant whistleblowers and journalists unfairly targeted by the government under the guise of national security, according to an annual report released by Human Rights Watch. Refugee rights, Indigenous rights and aged care are among other issues raising concerns in the 30th edition of The World Report, released on January 14. In ... Read More »

Pro-lifers lose High Court free speech appeal against abortion clinic ‘safe access zones’

A BRISBANE pro-life campaigner has not discounted further civil disobedience, after the High Court dismissed his appeal to laws that prescribe 150-metre “safe access zones” around abortion clinics. “I don’t think it is right to simply roll over and accept this,” Graham Preston said of the laws that are now in force in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. ... Read More »

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