Protection of Journalists’ Sources Bill

About this bill

This bill amends the definition of journalist in the Evidence Act 2006 so that it explicitly includes investigative journalists. It also amends the Search and Surveillance Act 2012 to ensure that journalists’ sources are clearly protected in relation to protection orders and Police searches.

Current status

Withdrawn on 02 September 2022

Member of Parliament responsible

Ingrid Leary

Bill type

Member's bill

All data
Bill type Member's bill
Parliament 53
Ref 69-1
Introduced 23 September 2021
First reading 20 October 2021
Select Committee Justice Committee
Public submissions due 10 December 2021
Select Committee report back 2 September 2022
Withdrawn 2 September 2022
Divided No

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