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Following the Australian Federal Police raids on the ABC and News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst, freedom of press has come into the spotlight and has even caught the attention of Attorney General Christian Porter.

The Attorney General has introduced a directive which is an extension of one similarly made by George Brandis in 2014. Mr Porter says this new directive will create balance between freedom of press and serious allegations but many see this new directive as a threat to freedom of press.

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