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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.

AAP to close: 180 jobs lost

The board, management and staff of the National Press Club are deeply saddened by the news that AAP will close its doors on June 26, after 85 years of service.

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.

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Sally McManus – SOLD OUT

Secretary, Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)

'Secure work and raising wages: A growing economy for all'

In 2017 Sally was elected as the ACTU Secretary, the first woman Secretary in its 90-year history. ...

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Malcolm Turnbull – SOLD OUT

Australia’s 29th Prime Minister

'A Bigger Picture – an autobiography '

When Malcolm Turnbull took over the nation’s top job there was a sense of excitement in Australia. Sky-high opinion polls followed as the political outsider with a successful business, legal and media career took charge. The infighting that dogged politics for the best part of a decade looked to be over.But his Prime Ministership was brutally cut down Turnbull’s time in office after three years, leaving many Australians asking, ‘Why?’

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Chief Defence Scientist

'Address to the National Press Club '

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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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