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Media raids on ABC and Newscorp journalist Annika Smethurst could have been better handled, Australian Federal Police admits

Media raids on ABC and Newscorp journalist Annika Smethurst could have been better handled, Australian Federal Police admits

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-19/afp-admits-media-raids-could-have-been-better-handled/11978384) reduced by 91%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Australia's top cop admits the Australian Federal Police could have better handled media raids on the ABC and the home of a Newscorp journalist, but threw his support behind investigators, saying they were simply abiding by their oath to uphold the law.

    > The raid on the ABC's Sydney headquarters happened just a day after a raid on the home of Newscorp journalist Annika Smethurst, linked to leaked classified information she had used in stories more than a year earlier.

    > The Lawler review suggested the AFP adopt the same protocol, seeking the Attorney-General's advice before proceeding with an investigation involving a journalist.

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  2. The only way to better handle raids on journalists is to not fucking conduct raids on journalists. Seems like every day there is some new story focusing on yet another way that this once-thought-to-be-reasonable country is anything but.

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