The rise of Declassified Australia

Declassified Australia was launched nearly one year ago by journalist Peter Cronau and me.

We’ve published more than 20 stories since on a range of issues including spying, social media manipulation, Afghan refugees and Australia’s foreign policy. We have big plans for ramping up the reach and scale of the outlet so stay tuned.

This week at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia, our Declassified Australia correspondent, lawyer Kellie Tranter, asked a question to Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Thanks to Kellie’s stunning FOI [freedom of information] work, we published a few months ago some exclusive stories on the fate of Assange, currently rotting away in a high-security UK prison. In short, WTF is the new Australian government doing to get Assange, one of his generation’s finest journalists, back home? The initial signs aren’t good 🤬 but the pressure will continue.

Watch Kellie’s question and Robinson’s answer at 45:05: