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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 Press Council is also the principal body with responsibility for responding to complaints about Australian newspapers, magazines and associated digital outlets.
The latest Press Council adjudications concern a report in the Daily Telegraph about the findings of a Royal Commission into union corruption and an article in the Sydney Morning Herald on the alleged rape of a woman by men she claimed were Arabic-speaking.
Two new outlets join the Press Council
Chair Professor David Weisbrot welcomes the latest expression of confidence in the Australian Press Council: Echo Publications Pty Ltd and Independent Australia Pty Ltd have joined. Read a media release.
Video recordings of each session of Council’s 40th Anniversary Conference on Press Freedom are now available; useful for journalists, editors, academics, students and media researchers. Click here.