Another Australian state decides against shield laws to protect bloggers: the new media faces a fresh legal rebuff

NSW has become the second state to reject the push by the federal Greens to extend journalists’ shield laws beyond the news media to amateur bloggers and anyone else who publishes news.NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith revealed yesterday he planned to introduce shield laws based on the rules in New Zealand, which permit journalists to protect their confidential sources of information.
www.theaustralian.com.au/business/legal-affairs/another-state-decides-against-shield-laws-to-protect-bloggers-the-new-media-faces-a-fresh-legal-rebuff/story-e6frg97x-1226046549889

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