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Ludicrous for PM to wash hands of journo raids

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06.06.2019

1. The AFP raids on the home of a News Corp journalist and the unrelated search warrant at the ABC are deeply troubling.

Responsible broadcasters and journalists exist in many forms because of whistle-­blowers. Over the past 20 years many of the stories we’ve broken on my program are the result of tips from people inside governments.

We don’t just accept what they might tell us, we investigate their claims and, if we find out they’re valid, we broadcast them — hoping it will bring about change if things are not right. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s claim that this is a matter for the AFP and not for federal government is simply nonsense.

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