Thread The Australian Shield Law

OzSTEEZ

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http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/shield-law-now-goes-beyond-the-media-to-cover-everyone/story-e6frg996-1226016755083

THE scope of the planned federal shield law for journalists' sources has been dramatically widened by the Greens, who have persuaded the government to extend the scheme beyond the traditional news media.

The federal shield law will still create a rebuttable presumption that journalists' confidential sources will be legally protected, but the government has made changes to ensure it is "technology neutral".

Anyone "engaged and active" in the publication of news in any medium will be considered to be a journalist and will be able to claim protection for their sources.


Awesome.
 

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Until Sydney suffers a massive terrorist attack. Then suddenly there will be clandestine crackdowns and interrogations.
 

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Somehow I don't see Australians handling it the same way you guys did... And for that matter, I don't see other country handling it like that either..