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Right to Know: media freedom and Australian democracy are on the line

By Rex Patrick
Updated July 1 2021 - 5:02pm, first published November 3 2019 - 5:30pm

Last week the front pages of Australia's major newspapers, including Australian Community Media mastheads The Canberra Times, Newcastle Herald, Illawarra Mercury and many others, were blacked out in a protest against the culture of government secrecy that's stifling public debate and the public interest.

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