New spy bill threatens press freedom in Australia
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After the detention of CGTN news anchor Cheng Lei in China, two more Australian journalists were threatened, harassed, and forced to evacuate the country.

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance pointed out that Queensland is the last jurisdiction in Australia not to have shield law protection for journalists, which is vital for public interest journalism.

Media groups said the current defamation laws are used to threaten journalists in order to avoid legitimate scrutiny.