Big business objects to Free Flow of Information
The Free Flow of Information Act 2007 is being reintroduced before the Senate on Wednesday with appeasements to the U.S. Chamber, but to no avail as big business objects to some of the information that would flow.
Christine Tatum, president of Society of Professional Journalists - a long time advocate for a federal shield law - wrote in her blog:
"Some of the greatest investigative stories of our time - many of them pertaining to the actions of our federal government - have relied on the press' ability to promise sources confidentiality. SPJ commends legislators who support a federal shield law. They clearly understand that anonymous sources often help build a more informed public, which is better able to hold its elected leaders accountable."