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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 Press Council is also the principal body with responsibility for responding to complaints about Australian newspapers, magazines and associated digital outlets. 

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Latest News

New appointments
The Press Council has made three new appointments in its latest effort to attract talented individuals, increase diversity and broaden expertise in the organisation's ranks. Read a media release.

Press Freedom Medals 
The 2017 Press Freedom Medals have been awarded  to two outstanding individuals for their major contributions to ensuring a free and open society: Peter Timmins and Michael Cameron. Details here

Adjudications
The latest Press Council adjudications concern an article on news.com.au about a transgender woman and a complaint about the Inner West Courier publishing contents of an email without the writer’s consent. 

 

                 

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