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Vale Tim Fischer

All ABC Friends members are saddened today to hear of Tim Fischer’s death and send condolences to his family.

NSW President Ed Davis to deliver lunch time lecture

The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts have kindly invited ABC Friends NSW President and National Vice President to give a...

Freedom of the Press? Forum

ABC Friends WA is holding a free forum to discuss Freedom of the Press on Wednesday, 28th August.

Government Makes First Step in Restoring Australian Media Freedom

The directive announced by Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, that the Federal Police should only consider national security when...

Defend Media Freedom Lecture 2019: 'The public's right to know'

The need for Legal and Constitutional protection for Journalists and their sources was debated at the inaugural Defend Media Freedom...

ABC Friends welcome moves to enshrine press freedom in Constitution

ABC Friends welcome a Centre Alliance proposed amendment to enshrine press freedom and freedom of speech in the Australian Constitution

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Parliamentarians actively working to protect journalists

A special Senate Inquiry into Press Freedom, chaired by Senator Hanson Young, been welcomed by ABC Friends National as the...

Defend Media Freedom Lecture - featuring Andrew Wilkie

The Inaugural Defend Media Freedom Lecture will be delivered in Parliament House, Canberra by prominent whistle blower and independent parliamentarian...