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Australian Press Council

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.

 
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Adjudications
The Council's latest adjudications concern articles in the Herald Sun about unsolved murder cases and in The Daily Telegraph about a wrapped body found floating in the ocean.

Press Council's Chair to address National Press Club
The Chair of the Council, Professor Julian Disney, has been invited to address the National Press Club in Canberra on 5 November. See details here

Revised General Principles and Specific Standards
The Council has released its revised Statement of General Principles. Click here for more. It has also issued new Specific Standards of Practice for contacting patients in hospitals. Click here

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