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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

Tue
22
Sep
2020

Angus Taylor

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction

'Energising the economy: the case for a technology-led approach'

In a post-pandemic world, energy affordability and reliability will be more important than ever for Australia’s future prosperity. Getting new and emerging technologies right will open up new export opportunities and create jobs across the country. The Government has a clear plan to tackle the big technology challenges of our time and confirm Australia’s position as a global low emissions technology leader.

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Wed
23
Sep
2020

Paul Fletcher

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

'NBN – Connecting the Nation and the road ahead'

A near-ubiquitous National Broadband Network supported the nation in our hour of need when earlier this year millions of Australians suddenly found themselves working and studying from home. While no one could have predicted the COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis has underscored the importance of universal broadband access and the decision taken by the Coalition Government to prioritise the speed of network deployment through the multi-technology mix (MTM). The pandemic has also permanently changed the way families, businesses and their employees use and rely on the internet. In his second address to the National Press Club, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, will outline how the NBN will play a pivotal role in lifting Australia’s digital capability, boosting productivity and continuing to underpin Australia’s economic recovery as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.

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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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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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