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The Australian Press Council was established in 1976 and is responsible for promoting good standards of media practice, community access to information of public interest, and freedom of expression through the media.
The Council is also the principal body with responsibility for responding to complaints about Australian newspapers, magazines and associated digital outlets.
Appointment of next Chair
The Chair of the Press Council, Prof Julian Disney AO, will step down on 28 February 2015. The Council has appointed Professor David Weisbrot AM as Chair from 1 March. Read more.
Chair's address to the National Press Club.
Due to the memorial for former PM Gough Whitlam, the Press Club and the Council rescheduled the address planned for that day. The new date is 4 February 2015. Click here for details and to buy tickets.
The Council's latest adjudications concern an article in The Daily Telegraph about people receiving the Disability Support Pension and one in The Sydney Morning Herald about the Schapelle Corby case.