Australia’s Right to Know is a coalition of 12 major media companies formed in May 2007 to address concerns about free speech. The coalition is working with the Commonwealth and State governments to establish new policy and best practice to improve Australian’s relatively poor world ranking for freedom of speech. Australia’s Right to Know has also commissioned independent research into freedom of speech issues. Its first report, released in October 2007, was a national audit into the state of free speech in Australia, chaired by former ICAC Commissioner and NSW Ombudsman Irene Moss AO. The second was an independent report into the use of court suppression orders, chaired by Prue Innes and released in November 2008.
To download copies of the reports or to view press releases and comment issued by Australia’s Right to Know,