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DAN OAKES DECISION WELCOME BUT JOURNALISM PROTECTIONS MUST BE STRENGTHENED.

The National Press Club is relieved to see the decision not to prosecute ABC reporter Dan Oakes, but this case highlights the urgent need for reform of laws that enable the criminalisation of journalism.

These laws have a chilling effect on the right of journalists to carry out their jobs, and to report without fear or favour.

National Press Club calls on the Malaysian Government to immediately stop intimidating Australian and Al Jazeera Journalists

The Board of National Press Club of Australia calls on the democratically elected government of Malaysia to immediately cease its criminal investigation into five Australian journalists and one Al Jazerra journalist over its short documentary 101 East about migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

War Correspondents Memorial

This Anzac Day we stop and reflect on the sacrifices of war correspondents, photographers, artists and crews who tell our stories.

Upcoming Speakers

Mon
1
Feb
2021

The Hon Scott Morrison MP

PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA

'2021 Opening Address to the National Press Club of Australia'

The Hon Scott Morrison MP was sworn in as Australia’s 30th Prime Minister on 24 August 2018. He has previously served as Treasurer, Minister for Social Services, Minister for Border Protection and was first elected to Parliament as the Federal Member for Cook in 2007.

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Wed
3
Feb
2021

Philip Lowe

GOVERNOR OF THE RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA

'The Year Ahead'

Philip Lowe is Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Wed
17
Feb
2021

Nicola Forrest, Jay Weatherill & Fiona Stanley

Co-Chair & Co-Founder of Minderoo Foundation, CEO of Thrive by Five and Former Australian of the Year

'It’s Time for a High-Quality Early Learning System'

An early learning system that is universally accessible and high quality – it would be a game changer. Join three of Australia’s most prominent voices on early childhood to discuss how a revitalised and ramped up early learning system would deliver the best social and economic outcomes.

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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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