> News Corp Australia says a federal police raid on one of its senior reporters (Annika Smethurst, political reporter) today will “chill public interest reporting” and was a “dangerous act of intimidation” toward journalists.

> It is understood the raid was in relation to an April 2018 story which said the Defence and Home Affairs ministries discussed new espionage powers that would see the Australian Signals Directorate monitor Australian citizens for the first time.

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