Lachlan Murdoch Attacks Special Laws to Jail Journalists For Up to 10 Years

By: Gay Alcorn | The Guardian

Lachlan Murdoch has attacked new laws that could see journalists jailed for up to 10 years if they disclose information about a “special intelligence operation”, saying they are a serious attack on the freedom of the press in Australia.

Murdoch, delivering the Keith Murdoch oration in Melbourne on Thursday night in honour of his grandfather, said “trust us, we’re from the government” was the common refrain of those seeking to censor the media.

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