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Opinion

Media raids a threat to journalism and right to know

Australia Federal Police raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist over publication of classified material have a chilling effect on public interest journalism. Freedom of the press must be defended in the face of toughened national security laws, writes Rebecca Ananian-Welsh.

News

Federal police raid ABC newsroom

In its second raid on journalists in two days, Australia Federal Police officers are searching the Sydney offices of national broadcaster ABC over news reports in 2017 that Australian defence personnel may have committed war crimes in Afghanistan.