Scott Morrison deflects questions about raid on News Corp journalist

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It ‘never troubles me that our laws are being upheld’, PM says in London

Scott Morrison has tried to distance himself from Tuesday’s raid by Australian federal police on a News Corp journalist’s home, saying it “never troubles me that our laws are being upheld”.

Speaking to journalists in London, the prime minister endeavoured to avoid answering questions about the raid on the News Corp Sunday political editor Annika Smethurst’s Canberra home, which came more than a year after she published a story about a top-secret proposal to broaden Australia’s domestic surveillance capabilities.

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