Progress report

Press freedom

16 March 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020

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On 23 July 2019, the Senate referred an inquiry into press freedom to the Environment and Communications References Committee (the committee) for inquiry and report by 19 December 2019. On 14 October 2019 the Senate granted an extension of time to report to 16 March 2020.

The committee requests an extension of time to report until 20 May 2020 to allow it to take further evidence, consider the evidence already received and to conclude its deliberations.


Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment and Communications
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818