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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

Wed
12
May
2021

The Hon Josh Frydenberg - SOLD OUT

Treasurer

'Post-Budget Address'

Treasurer of Australia, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, will deliver the National Press Club Post-Budget Address at the Great Hall at Parliament House.

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Wed
19
May
2021

Jim Chalmers MP

Shadow Treasurer

'Post-Budget Reply'

Shadow Treasurer of Australia, Dr Jim Chalmers MP, will deliver the National Press Club Post-Budget Reply.

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Wed
26
May
2021

Clare Bowditch

Australian Musican

'Music, Meaning and Money'

Australian musician, author, and actor, Clare Bowditch, addresses the National Press Club on the future of Australian music.

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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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