Spokesman denies Scott Morrison was behind attempt to censor Grace Tame

Sarah Basford Canales
Harley Dennett
Karen Barlow
By Sarah Basford Canales, Harley Dennett, and Karen Barlow · Updated February 9 2022 - 11:00am, first published 5:17am

Grace Tame says she received a "threatening" phone call warning her against making damning comments about Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the Australian of the Year awards.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au