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Press Freedom: On the Line

The Australian Federal Police raids on the home of News Corporation Australia journalist, Annika Smethurst and on the offices of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation raise serious concerns to press freedom and democracy in Australia.

NPC STATEMENT ON THE AFP RAIDS

The Australian Federal Police raids on the Sydney offices of the ABC and the home of a News Corporation journalist this week raise serious concerns about the freedom of the press.

National Press Club celebrates belated release of journalists in Myanmar

Leaders of the National Press Club expressed joy late today upon seeing news reports that two Reuters journalists who had spent more than a year in prison in Myanmar had been released.

Upcoming Speakers

Wed
26
Feb
2020

Professor Deborah Terry AO – SOLD OUT

Chair, Universities Australia & Vice-Chancellor, Curtin University

'Let's dare to be wise: expertise and evidence are our best defence against future terrors'

Professor Deborah Terry has been Curtin University’s Vice-Chancellor since February 2014 and will take up her appointment as University of Queensland’s Vice-Chancellor in August 2020. She is currently Chair of the Board of Universities Australia and a Fellow and past President of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA). ...

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Wed
11
Mar
2020

Rex Patrick, Hugh White & Peter Jennings

Senator for South Australia, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the ANU and Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

'AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE SUBMARINES - TIME FOR PLAN B?'

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Wed
1
Apr
2020

Her Excellency Vicki Treadell

British High Commissioner to Australia

'The UK and Australia: A dynamic partnership in a changing world'

Her Excellency Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO took up her appointment as British High Commissioner to Australia on 13 March 2019. As High Commissioner, Mrs Treadell will continue to advance and maintain the relationship between the UK and Australia. The High Commissioner is the UK government’s representative in a Commonwealth nation. ...

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An iconic Canberra venue providing a premium social setting for professionals, the National Press Club hosts public debates and private discussions that shape Australia today and into the future. A vigorous champion of media freedom, we are a home away from home for journalists, decision-makers and influencers alike. 

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