Is Australia Becoming An "Authoritarian State"? | Q&A

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Rebecca Clarke asked via Skype: Can a country which has no Bill of Rights or anti-corruption commission; where the Federal Police raid media offices & a journalist’s home and the government prosecutes whistle-blowers; where Freedom of Information requests are expensive, often delayed, denied or redacted; where public servants cannot even anonymously criticize govt policy; with minimal parliamentary sitting days, be considered a modern liberal democracy or would it be better described as an authoritarian state where the government is against transparency, accountability and individual rights?

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