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War Correspondents Memorial

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

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB WELCOMES QUASHING OF AFP RAID WARRANT ON JOURNALIST, CALLS FOR STRONGER MEDIA FREEDOM LAWS

The High Court today unanimously ruled the warrant federal police used to raid the home of News Corporation journalist Annika Smethurst was invalid and should be quashed.

AAP pauses plans for closure after 11th-hour bids to buy news wire service

Australian Associated Press chief executive says a number of offers to buy the service have been received and shareholders will discuss the offer.

Upcoming Speakers

Tue
26
May
2020

The Hon Scott Morrison MP

PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA

'Address to the National Press Club'

Broadcast details: Live on the ABC & Sky News at 12:30pm, Tuesday 26 May 2020.

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Wed
27
May
2020

Professor Tanya Monro

Chief Defence Scientist

'Address to the National Press Club'

Professor Monro will speak on how the science of defence and the defence industries impact the Australian community.

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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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