Journalists’ metadata: barristers to argue public interest case when Australian agencies seek access

The government has been forced to agree to the appointment of a list of security-cleared lawyers to argue the public interest case before judges or the attorney general as part of any decision to allow a government agency access to journalists’ metadata.The changes have secured the passage of the metadata laws with Labor’s support and the cancellation of a parliamentary inquiry scheduled for Friday, at which media executives were preparing to rail against the implications of the laws for journalists.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.