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AUSTRALIA’S RIGHT TO KNOW COALITION OF MEDIA COMPANIES CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT TO AMEND LAWS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW

This document provides details to support the position put forward at the National Press Club’s Press Freedom:
On the Line event on 26 June 2019.

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