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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
14
Jul
2020

Fiona Simson

President, National Farmers’ Federation

'Get Australia Growing: Recovery starts in the bush'

NFF’s Get Australia Growing plan charts priorities that are well understood, achievable and will genuinely stimulate new farm activity and employment and revitalise regional towns and cities. Each dollar earned on-farm is worth more than $2 to the broader economy. Put simply: when farmers do well, Australia does well. In her address to the National Press Club, NFF President Fiona Simson will explain why the road to recovery starts in the bush.

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Wed
15
Jul
2020

Michele O’Neil

ACTU President

'Jobs and fairness: A plan for Australia'

Broadcast details: Live on the ABC & Sky News at 12:30pm, Wednesday 15 July 2020.

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Wed
22
Jul
2020

Reece Kershaw

Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police

'Address to the National Press Club'

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Reece Kershaw outlines a new operational focus for the agency; investing in the frontline, and taking the fight offshore to outsmart serious crime.

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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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