Greens Spokesperson for Media Senator Sarah Hanson-Young responded to the Federal Attorney-General’s directive to the Commonwealth DPP that journalists not be charged without his approval:
“Journalists should not be charged for doing their jobs full stop.
“They should not have their homes raided. They should not be intimidated or threatened. They should not be attacked by the government for reporting what is in the public interest.
“Freedom of the press and protection for whistleblowers should not be at the whim of the government of the day.