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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.
The Australian Press Council has issued new Specific Standards of Practice for media practitioners wishing to contact patients in hospitals or residents in other care facilities. Click here for more
The Australian Press Council has revised its Statement of General Principles which sets out the basic standards of practice applied by the Council when handling complaints to it and making adjudications in relation to them. Click here for more.