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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.

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.

Upcoming Speakers

Wed
30
Sep
2020

Pat Turner AM – SOLD OUT

CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation & Lead Convenor of the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled Peak Organisations

'2020 ‘ANU Australia and the World Annual Lecture': The Long Cry of Indigenous Peoples to be heard – a defining moment in Australia'

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Wed
30
Sep
2020

ACT Leaders Debate

Andrew Barr & Alistair Coe

'The Chief Minister of the ACT, Andrew Barr, will debate the ACT Leader of the Opposition, Alistair Coe, at the National Press Club'

THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY.

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Thu
1
Oct
2020

The Hon Scott Morrison MP

PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA

'Pre-Budget Address'

Prime Minister of Australia, Hon Scott Morrison MP, will deliver an historic 'Pre-Budget Address' at the National Press Club of Australia. This event will be held under COVID-19 protocols and is not an open event for members or the public.

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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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