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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
19
Aug
2020

Natasha Stott Despoja AO

Chair of Our Watch

'Australia's ongoing national emergency - violence against women. How we can eliminate it, through COVID and beyond'

Natasha Stott Despoja is the inaugural Chair of Our Watch, a national leader to prevent violence against women and their children. She will discuss how existing gender inequalities have been exacerbated during the COVID pandemic and the increase in violence against women. Our Watch focuses on primary prevention: stopping violence before it occurs. Natasha argues Australia needs to continue to work on tackling the behaviours and attitudes that give rise to violence against women and their children.

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Fri
28
Aug
2020

Alan Tudge

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs

'A united Australia: Safeguarding our social cohesion and keeping Australians together in a time of COVID'

Australia is the most diverse and successful multicultural democracy in the world. Our focus on migrant integration and the adoption of unifying Australian values has undoubtedly made Australia stronger and more prosperous. However, our unique model of social cohesion is facing new and disparate challenges. Now is the time to focus on the things we can do to keep Australians together and build upon our success.

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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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